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JPSS-1/NOAA-20 VIIRS early on-orbit geometric performance

Guoqing Lin, Robert E. Wolfe, James C. Tilton, Ping Zhang, John Dellomo, Bin Tan, James J. Butler, Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong, Xingfa Gu
2018 Earth Observing Systems XXIII  
Finally, this paper discusses on-orbit measurements of the focal length and the impact of this on the scan-to-scan underlap/overlap.  ...  This instrument is the second build of VIIRS, with the first flight instrument on-board NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) satellite operating since October 2011.  ...  from many colleagues from Raytheon Company, The Aerospace Corporation, the NASA VIIRS Land SIPS, the VIIRS Characterization Support Team (VCST) Radiometric Group, the JPSS Program Office, the JPSS-1 Mission  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2320767 dblp:conf/eos/LinWT0DT18 fatcat:w7zrjcevubdufco7ut73gy7jem

JPSS-1 VIIRS at-launch geometric performance

Guoqing Lin, Robert E. Wolfe, James J. Butler, Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong, Xingfa Gu
2016 Earth Observing Systems XXI  
/instrument parameters • The scan to scan (s2s_max) distance is based on max speed of 6656 m/s from SNPP experience.• Assuming the scan rate is tied to FOR through focal length via exact BBR requirement.SNPP  ...  Improved a little, but not much Pointing (for geolocation) • Scan plane was measured to within 1 arcmin • Instrument mounting ( within 1 arcmin post-vibe), launch will add to the variation • On-orbit geolocation  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2238804 dblp:conf/eos/LinW16 fatcat:lfcwvs6xkbfh7dzhglhxfyxz2y

Comparison of two methodologies for calibrating satellite instruments in the visible and near-infrared

Robert A. Barnes, Steven W. Brown, Keith R. Lykke, Bruce Guenther, James J. Butler, Thomas Schwarting, Kevin Turpie, David Moyer, Frank DeLuccia, Christopher Moeller
2015 Applied Optics  
Finally, the impact of the new full-aperture laser-based calibration approach on the on-orbit performance of the sensor is considered.  ...  In this work, the traditional broadband source-based calibration of the Suomi National Preparatory Project (SNPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor is compared with the laser-based  ...  We would like to thank members of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Northrup Grumman Electronic Systems who contributed greatly to the success of the measurements  ... 
doi:10.1364/ao.54.010376 pmid:26836861 pmcid:PMC4959044 fatcat:47i3ywd5yzcmvmimfbngdi6uxe

Suomi NPP VIIRS prelaunch and on-orbit geometric calibration and characterization

Robert E. Wolfe, Guoqing Lin, Masahiro Nishihama, Krishna P. Tewari, James C. Tilton, Alice R. Isaacman
2013 Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres  
pixel size) and the second of which fine-tuned scan-angle dependent errors, bringing VIIRS geolocation products to high maturity in one and a half years of the SNPP VIIRS on-orbit operations.  ...  1] The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor was launched 28 October 2011 on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) satellite.  ...  The authors acknowledge the sponsorship of this work by the SNPP SDS, the SNPP Project Science Office, and NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), and the cooperation and assistance  ... 
doi:10.1002/jgrd.50873 fatcat:es4uwolrwrd65k6dcwehfyqmiq

Pre-launch Radiometric Characterization of JPSS-2 VIIRS Thermal Emissive Bands

Jeff McIntire, David Moyer, Hassan Oudrari, Xiaoxiong Xiong
2019 Remote Sensing  
Comparisons of the thermal band performance to the earlier Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) and JPSS-1 VIIRS instruments as well as the design specifications have shown that JPSS-2 VIIRS  ...  impact on the science products.  ...  The above mentioned provided valuable information and support to the analysis presented in this work. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11060732 fatcat:tkastguukfbxfac676jsqgacka

Pre-Launch JPSS-2 VIIRS Response versus Scan Angle Characterization

Jeff McIntire, David Moyer, Tiejun Chang, Hassan Oudrari, Xiaoxiong Xiong
2017 Remote Sensing  
Comparisons to previous VIIRS builds (on the SNPP and JPSS-1 satellites) show comparable performance.  ...  Ground measurements were performed in the summer of 2016 to determine the relative reflectance change of the instrument with scan angle, referred to as the response versus scan angle (RVS).  ...  The above-mentioned provided valuable information and support to the analysis presented in this work. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs9121300 fatcat:okf2vsxe4vg73lyemh3pjleo34

An Overall Assessment of JPSS-3 VIIRS Radiometric Performance Based on Pre-Launch Testing

Jeff McIntire, Xiaoxiong Xiong, James J. Butler, Amit Angal, David Moyer, Qiang Ji, Thomas Schwarting, Daniel Link, Chengbo Sun
2022 Remote Sensing  
One key instrument on board a series of satellite platforms is the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which provides high-quality data of the Earth from low Earth orbit covering the visible  ...  once on-orbit.  ...  The instrument performance was characterized in terms of comparisons to design specifications intended to assess the expected performance once on-orbit as well as in terms of measuring the parameters necessary  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14091999 fatcat:juolrkw7lfflfnavlash2jou24

On-orbit calibration of the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite for ocean color applications

Robert E. Eplee, Kevin R. Turpie, Gerhard Meister, Frederick S. Patt, Bryan A. Franz, Sean W. Bailey
2015 Applied Optics  
of the instrument.  ...  The OBPG has achieved a radiometric stability for the VIIRS on-orbit calibration that is commensurate with those achieved for SeaWiFS and Aqua MODIS, supporting the incorporation of VIIRS data into the  ...  In addition, Ning Lei provided us with the modulated relative spectral responses for VIIRS. The authors wish to thank Tom Stone of the U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1364/ao.54.001984 pmid:25968375 fatcat:ualzhatcmvaghpgmm2h6hgng5e

Impact of Spatial Sampling on Continuity of MODIS–VIIRS Land Surface Reflectance Products: A Simulation Approach

Nima Pahlevan, Sudipta Sarkar, Sadashiva Devadiga, Robert E. Wolfe, Miguel Roman, Eric Vermote, Guoqing Lin, Xiaoxiong Xiong
2017 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
The simulations were performed using the instruments' point spread functions on a daily basis for various OLI scenes over a 16-day orbit cycle.  ...  The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership mission provides continuity in monitoring the Earth's surface and its atmosphere in a similar fashion as the heritage MODIS instruments onboard the National  ...  Ma of the Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2016.2604214 fatcat:6mn5tnxukjb7nocqefrfjv5llu

Radiometric Inter-Consistency of VIIRS DNB on Suomi NPP and NOAA-20 from Observations of Reflected Lunar Lights over Deep Convective Clouds

Changyong Cao, Yan Bai, Wenhui Wang, Taeyoung Choi
2019 Remote Sensing  
The result shows good consistency between these two instruments on the two satellites, although a low bias in the NOAA-20 VIIRS DNB of ~5% is found.  ...  Therefore, the reflected lunar radiance at night from the DCC provides a unique dataset for the inter-calibration of VIIRS DNB on different satellites such as Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership  ...  The manuscript contents are solely the opinions of the authors and do not constitute a statement of policy, decision, or position on behalf of NOAA or the U.S. government.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11080934 fatcat:6xkflk2m3fexjfzjhfdn2iscdm

Compact Thermal Imager (CTI) for Atmospheric Remote Sensing

Dong L. Wu, Donald E. Jennings, Kwong-Kit Choi, Murzy D. Jhabvala, James A. Limbacher, Thomas Flatley, Kyu-Myong Kim, Anh T. La, Ross J. Salawitch, Luke D. Oman, Jie Gong, Thomas R. Holmes (+3 others)
2021 Remote Sensing  
Finally, based on the ISS's orbit, the stable detector performance and robust calibration algorithm produced valuable diurnal observations of cloud and surface emissions with respect to solar local time  ...  This study showed that the free-running CTI instrument could be calibrated to produce scientifically useful radiance imagery of the atmosphere, clouds, and surfaces with a vertical resolution of ~460 m  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank the ISS and the RRM3 project for hosting the CTI instrument and providing valuable observation time and data downlink.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13224578 fatcat:26ewgh2f35hgxenc7bgh7mum4m

Colour remote sensing of the impact of artificial light at night (II): Calibration of DSLR-based images from the International Space Station

Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel, Jaime Zamorano, Martin Aubé, Jonathan Bennie, Jesús Gallego, Francisco Ocaña, Donald R. Pettit, William L. Stefanov, Kevin J. Gaston
2021 Remote Sensing of Environment  
In particular, this is the only source of historical and current visible multispectral data across the world (DMSP/OLS and SNPP/VIIRS-DNB data are panchromatic and multispectral in the infrared but not  ...  Nighttime images taken with DSLR cameras from the International Space Station (ISS) can provide valuable information on the spatial and temporal variation of artificial nighttime lighting on Earth.  ...  , because their focal lengths make it impossible to take sharp starfield images given the speed of movement of the ISS).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2021.112611 fatcat:tqrazkuaaba7bkicqwetrptuhy

Variación Espacial, Temporal Y Espectral De La Contaminación Lumínica Y Sus Fuentes: Metodología Y Resultados

Alejandro Sánchez De Miguel, Jaime Zamorano Calvo, Jesus Gallego Maestro
2015 Zenodo  
An analysis of the SNPP / VIIRS / DNB satellite images that have been applied for the determination of public lighting expenditure in the countries of the European Union and to study the variation of light  ...  From the night images in panchromatic band obtained by the Earth observation satellites (DMSP / OLS and SNPP / VIIRS / DNB) the temporal evolution (at a global and regional level) of public lighting expenditure  ...  Variable DMSP-OLS SNPP-VIIRS Builder / Operator US Air Force NASA -NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Orbit Polar -850 km altitude, 98.9 degree tilt, 102 minutes.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1422725 fatcat:lulkajr45rhbrhebfe2zowbyeq

Band-to-Band Registration of FY-1C/D Visible-IR Scanning Radiometer High-Resolution Picture Transmission Data

Hongbo Pan, Jia Tian, Taoyang Wang, Jing Wang, Chengbao Liu, Lei Yang
2022 Remote Sensing  
The visible-IR scanning radiometer (VIRR) of FY1-C/D meteorological satellites consists of 10 bands with 4 different focal plane assemblies (FPAs).  ...  Limited by matching accuracy, the RMSEs of misregistration between thermal bands and reflective bands were approximately 0.2 to 0.4 pixels, depending on the signal-to-noise ratio.  ...  [15] used normalized mutual information (NMI) to measure the BBR between the I and M bands of VIIRS.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14020411 fatcat:wp7l6hahevahvkp7j5spzcsrzq

2019 Index IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Vol. 57

2019 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
., Insect Biological Parameter Estimation Based on the Invariant Target Parameters of the Scattering Matrix; TGRS Aug. 2019 6212-6225 Hu, C., see Zhang, M., TGRS Sept. 2019 6666-6674 Hu, C., Zhang,  ...  Arbitrary Region of Interest; TGRS Oct. 2019 7995-8010 Hu, T., see Kang, Z., TGRS Jan. 2019 181-193 Hu, T., Wu, Y., Zheng, G., Zhang, D., Zhang, Y., and Li, Y., Tropical Cyclone Center  ...  ., +, TGRS Aug. 2019 5729-5737 New On-Orbit Calibration Approach of SNPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Using the Full Profile of Direct Solar Illumination of Solar Diffuser.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2020.2967201 fatcat:kpfxoidv5bgcfo36zfsnxe4aj4
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