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OMPS Nadir early on-orbit performance evaluation and calibration
Author(s): C. Pan; F. Weng; X. Wu; M. Kowalewski; G. Jaross; L. Flynn
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Paper Abstract

OMPS is the latest advanced hyperspectral sensor suite flying onboard the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) spacecraft. It measures ozone depletion in total column and vertical profile ozone abundances. OMPS on-orbit calibration is conducted through dark, lamp and solar measurements. Launched on October 28, 2011, OMPS Nadir has successfully undergone a thorough early orbit check (EOC) and is currently in the intensive calibration and validation (ICV) phase. The calibration data gathered during the on-orbit calibration and validation activities allows us to evaluate the sensor’s early orbit performance and establish on-orbit calibration baseline. In this paper, we provide details of the sensor major on-orbit calibrations activities and present sensor level performance and calibration results from OMPS early orbit image data. These results have demonstrated that the OMPS has made a smooth transition from ground to orbit, and its early on-orbit performance meets or exceeds sensor level requirements and agrees with the predicted values determined during the prelaunch calibration and characterization. Examples of Nadir CCD orbital performance monitoring are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8528, Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization II, 852806 (9 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.978707
Show Author Affiliations
C. Pan, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
F. Weng, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
X. Wu, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
M. Kowalewski, Universities Space Research Association (United States)
G. Jaross, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
L. Flynn, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8528:
Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization II
Haruhisa Shimoda; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Changyong Cao; Xingfa Gu; Choen Kim; A. S. Kiran Kumar, Editor(s)

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