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An update on the NAST-I airborne FTS
Author(s): Allen M. Larar; William L. Smith; Daniel K. Zhou; Xu Liu; Anna Noe; Don Oliver; Michael Flood; Luc Rochette; Jialin Tian
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Paper Abstract

The NPOESS / NASA Airborne Sounder Testbed - Interferometer (NAST-I) is a well-proven airborne remote sensing system, which has flown in 18 previous field campaigns aboard the high altitude NASA ER-2, Northrop Grumman / Scaled Composites Proteus, and NASA WB-57 aircraft since initially being flight qualified in 1998. While originally developed to provide experimental observations needed to finalize specifications and test proposed designs and data processing algorithms for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) to fly on the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) and the Joint Polar Satellite System, JPSS (formerly NPOESS, prior to recent program restructuring), its unprecedented data quality and system characteristics have contributed to a variety of atmospheric research and measurement validation objectives. This paper will provide a program overview and update, including a summary of measurement system capabilities, select scientific results, and recent refurbishment activities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8176, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV, 81761Q (12 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898211
Show Author Affiliations
Allen M. Larar, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
William L. Smith, Hampton Univ. (United States)
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Daniel K. Zhou, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Xu Liu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Anna Noe, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Don Oliver, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Michael Flood, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Luc Rochette, LR Tech, Inc. (Canada)
Jialin Tian, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8176:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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