15 October 2012 Characterization and performance of the Suomi-NPP/VIIRS solar diffuser stability monitor
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We describe the on-orbit characterization and performance of the Solar Diffuser Stability Monitor (SDSM) on-board Suomi-NPP/VIIRS. This description includes the observing procedure of each SDSM event, the algorithms used to generate the Solar Diffuser degradation corrective factors, and the results for the mission to date. We will also compare the performance of the VIIRS SDSM and SD to the similar components operating on the MODIS instrument on the EOS Terra and Aqua satellites.
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Jon P. Fulbright, Jon P. Fulbright, Ning Lei, Ning Lei, Kwofu Chiang, Kwofu Chiang, Xiaoxiong Xiong, Xiaoxiong Xiong, } "Characterization and performance of the Suomi-NPP/VIIRS solar diffuser stability monitor", Proc. SPIE 8510, Earth Observing Systems XVII, 851015 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930494; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.930494
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