JPSS-1 VIIRS Radiometric Characterization and Calibration Based on Pre-Launch Testing
AbstractThe Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on-board the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) completed its sensor level testing on December 2014. The JPSS-1 (J1) mission is scheduled to launch in December 2016, and will be very similar to the Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) mission. VIIRS instrument has 22 spectral bands covering the spectrum between 0.4 and 12.6 μm. It is a cross-track scanning radiometer capable of providing global measurements twice daily, through observations at two spatial resolutions, 375 m and 750 m at nadir for the imaging and moderate bands, respectively. This paper will briefly describe J1 VIIRS characterization and calibration performance and methodologies executed during the pre-launch testing phases by the government independent team to generate the at-launch baseline radiometric performance and the metrics needed to populate the sensor data record (SDR) Look-Up-Tables (LUTs). This paper will also provide an assessment of the sensor pre-launch radiometric performance, such as the sensor signal to noise ratios (SNRs), radiance dynamic range, reflective and emissive bands calibration performance, polarization sensitivity, spectral performance, response-vs-scan (RVS), and scattered light response. A set of performance metrics generated during the pre-launch testing program will be compared to both the VIIRS sensor specification and the SNPP VIIRS pre-launch performance. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Oudrari, H.; McIntire, J.; Xiong, X.; Butler, J.; Ji, Q.; Schwarting, T.; Lee, S.; Efremova, B. JPSS-1 VIIRS Radiometric Characterization and Calibration Based on Pre-Launch Testing. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 41.
Oudrari H, McIntire J, Xiong X, Butler J, Ji Q, Schwarting T, Lee S, Efremova B. JPSS-1 VIIRS Radiometric Characterization and Calibration Based on Pre-Launch Testing. Remote Sensing. 2016; 8(1):41.Chicago/Turabian Style
Oudrari, Hassan; McIntire, Jeff; Xiong, Xiaoxiong; Butler, James; Ji, Qiang; Schwarting, Thomas; Lee, Shihyan; Efremova, Boryana. 2016. "JPSS-1 VIIRS Radiometric Characterization and Calibration Based on Pre-Launch Testing." Remote Sens. 8, no. 1: 41.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.