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VIIRS emissive band radiometric performance trending
Author(s): Eric Johnson; Courtney Ranshaw
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Paper Abstract

The Visible/Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is a key sensor on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite launched on October 28, 2011 into a polar orbit of 824 km nominal altitude. VIIRS collects radiometric and imagery data of the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces in 22 spectral bands spanning the visible and infrared spectrum from 0.4 to 12.5 μm. This paper summarizes the radiometric performance measured in the 7 VIIRS thermal emissive bands (3.7 to 12.5 μm), covering both pre-launch thermal-vacuum testing and early on-orbit characterizations. Radiometric characteristics trended include radiometric response and radiometric sensitivity (SNR/NEdT).

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 8510, Earth Observing Systems XVII, 85101F (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929837
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Eric Johnson, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems (United States)
Courtney Ranshaw, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8510:
Earth Observing Systems XVII
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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