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15 October 2012 VIIRS thermal emissive bands calibration algorithm and on-orbit performance
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The Visible-Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) was launched October 28, 2011 on-board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) spacecraft as a primary sensor. It has 22 bands: 14 reflective solar bands (RSBs), 7 thermal emissive bands (TEBs) and a Day Night Band (DNB). VIIRS TEB on-orbit calibration uses a quadratic algorithm with its calibration coefficients derived from pre-launch measurements and an on-board calibration blackbody (OBC BB) to provide scan-to-scan gain drift compensation. This paper will discuss the calibration methodology, OBC BB performance and stability, detector signal-to-noise and radiometric performance.
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D. Moyer, J. McIntire, F. De Luccia, B. Efremova, K. Chiang, and X. Xiong "VIIRS thermal emissive bands calibration algorithm and on-orbit performance", Proc. SPIE 8510, Earth Observing Systems XVII, 85101D (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930145;

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