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12 October 2015 EarthCARE/CPR design results and PFM development status
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Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) is a Japanese-European collaborative earth observation satellite mission aimed to deepen understanding of the interaction process between clouds and aerosols and their effects on the Earth’s radiation. The outcome of this mission is expected to improve the accuracy of global climate change prediction. As one of instruments for EarthCARE, the Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) is the world’s first space-borne Doppler cloud radar jointly developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). In Japan, the critical design review of the CPR has been completed in 2013, and CPR proto-flight model was manufactured and integrated until summer in 2015. Finally, the proto-flight test have been just started. This paper describes the design results and current status of CPR proto-flight test.
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Kenta Maruyama, Eiichi Tomita, Hirotaka Nakatsuka, Yoshihisa Aida, Yoshihiro Seki, Kazuyuki Okada, Yasuyuki Ishii, Nobuhiro Tomiyama, Nobuhiro Takahashi, Yuichi Ohno, Hiroaki Horie, and Kenji Sato "EarthCARE/CPR design results and PFM development status", Proc. SPIE 9639, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX, 96390H (12 October 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2194670
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