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5 January 2005 Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager
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The Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager (JAMI) was developed by Raytheon and delivered to Space Systems/Loral as the Imager Subsystem for Japan's MTSAT-1R satellite. Due to Japan's urgent need to replace MTSAT-1, which was destroyed in a launch failure in 1999, JAMI was developed on an expeditious 39-month schedule. Raytheon's success in responding to the needs of MTSAT-1R and delivering an excellent operational geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) imager was enabled by an elegant instrument architecture and use of newer but proven technology that simplified design, assembly and test of the Imager while simultaneously supplying superior performance. JAMI breaks through limitations of earlier three-axis stabilized GEO instruments with significant improvements in many areas, including spatial sampling, radiometric sensitivity, calibration and performance around local midnight.
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Jeffery J. Puschell, Howard A. Lowe, James W. Jeter, Steven M. Kus, Roderic Osgood, W. Todd Hurt, David Gilman, David L. Rogers, Roger L. Hoelter, and Ahmed Kamel "Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager", Proc. SPIE 5658, Applications with Weather Satellites II, (5 January 2005);


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