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VIIRS thermal emissive bands calibration algorithm and on-orbit performance
Author(s): D. Moyer; J. McIntire; F. De Luccia; B. Efremova; K. Chiang; X. Xiong
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Paper Abstract

The Visible-Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) was launched October 28, 2011 on-board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) spacecraft as a primary sensor. It has 22 bands: 14 reflective solar bands (RSBs), 7 thermal emissive bands (TEBs) and a Day Night Band (DNB). VIIRS TEB on-orbit calibration uses a quadratic algorithm with its calibration coefficients derived from pre-launch measurements and an on-board calibration blackbody (OBC BB) to provide scan-to-scan gain drift compensation. This paper will discuss the calibration methodology, OBC BB performance and stability, detector signal-to-noise and radiometric performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8510, Earth Observing Systems XVII, 85101D (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930145
Show Author Affiliations
D. Moyer, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
J. McIntire, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
F. De Luccia, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
B. Efremova, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
K. Chiang, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
X. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (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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