3 October 2006 Global precipitation measurement (GPM) microwave imager (GMI) instrument
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The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI) instrument is a multi-channel, conicalscanning, microwave radiometer serving an essential role in the near-global-coverage and frequent-revisit-time requirements of GPM. As a part of its contribution to GPM, NASA will provide a GMI instrument and a spacecraft for the Core observatory and is considering the acquisition of a second GMI instrument for placement aboard a constellation spacecraft with a payload and orbit to be defined. In March 2005, NASA chose Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation to provide the GMI instrument(s). This paper describes the GMI instrument, the technical performance requirements, its role within the combined passive and active microwave measurements on the Core observatory, and the timeline for GMI development and acquisition.
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Steven W. Bidwell "Global precipitation measurement (GPM) microwave imager (GMI) instrument", Proc. SPIE 6361, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X, 63610P (3 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692339; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.692339
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