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JPSS-2 VIIRS Version 1 spectral characterization and performance assessment
Author(s): Thomas Schwarting; Christopher Moeller; David Moyer; Jeffrey McIntire; Hassan Oudrari; Xiaoxiong Xiong

Paper Abstract

The JPSS-2 VIIRS instrument is set to be the third VIIRS instrument when it launches in 2022 following S-NPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS which launched in October 2011and November 2017, respectively. To date JPSS-2 VIIRS has undergone extensive pre-launch testing at the instrument system level to determine the radiometric, spatial, and spectral performance. Spectral testing was conducted by the instrument vendor, Raytheon Corporation, at their test facility in mid-to-late 2017 with a test configuration that utilized a double monochrometer with illumination provided by tungsten lamp and ceramic glow bar to cover the full spectral range. The purpose of these measurements was to measure the relative spectral response curve and assess the spectral characteristics necessary to determine compliance with the sensor design requirements. In addition to Raytheon team, the spectral measurements were analyzed by an independent government team with members from NASA, the University of Wisconsin, and Aerospace Corporation. Two RSR curves were released by the government team from this data set: a version 0 release which was the verified RSR as calculated by Raytheon, and version 1 which was the RSR assessment from the government team. The results discussed here are those of the government team (version 1) including the independent assessment of sensor compliance and a comparison of the JPSS-2 VIIRS spectral characteristics with the two previous VIIRS instruments. The version 1 RSR was publically released to the science community in the fall of 2018, and remains available for their use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2019
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Proc. SPIE 11127, Earth Observing Systems XXIV, 111270C (12 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2530097
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Thomas Schwarting, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Christopher Moeller, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
David Moyer, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Jeffrey McIntire, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Hassan Oudrari, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Xiaoxiong Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11127:
Earth Observing Systems XXIV
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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