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21 December 1994 TMI, the microwave radiometer for the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission
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The Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) satellite will carry with it a microwave radiometer called TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI). It is a five frequency, nine channel conical scanning microwave radiometer, operating at the frequencies of 10.65, 19.35, 21.3, 37.0, and 85.5 GHz. Each frequencies has both vertical and horizontal polarizations, except the 21.3 GHz channel, which has vertical polarization only. The TMI and a companion Precipitation Radar (PR) will provide the primary rainfall measurement capability of TRMM. A description of the TMI instrument will be given, its design features, mode of operation, and projected performance will be discussed.
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James C. Shiue "TMI, the microwave radiometer for the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission", Proc. SPIE 2313, Microwave Instrumentation and Satellite Photogrammetry for Remote Sensing of the Earth, (21 December 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.197340
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