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30 April 2016 Calibration strategy of INSAT-3D meteorological satellite imager using the moon at IMD, New Delhi
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Lunar measurements are part of the calibration strategy for the instruments in Earth Observing System and satellites. The purpose of using moon as an absolute radiometric standard for calibration it is used solely as a diffuse reflector whose surface remains unchanged. INSAT-3D is India’s meteorological geostationary satellite an exclusive next-generation mission designed for enhanced meteorological observations having 6 channel imager and 18 channel sounder. INSAT-3D Spacecraft was dedicated to Nation at National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC) indigenously designed developed INSAT-3D Meteorological Data Processing System (IMDPS), commissioned at India Meteorological Department (IMD) New Delhi on January 15, 2014. The Moon is being observed from INSAT-3D regularly in the of full-disk operational image of earth with rectangular field of regard in IMDPS New Delhi. INSAT-3D measurements of lunar surface observed in Visible (0.55 - 0.75μm), Short Wave Infrared 1.55 - 1.70μm, Mid Wave Infrared (3.80 - 4.00μm), Water Vapor (WV) 6.50 - 7.10μm, Thermal Infrared (TIR) 1 & 2, 10.3 - 11.3μm & 11.5 - 12.5μm wavelength regions. The visible and infrared wavelengths region provide a new and intriguing methodology of distinguish in sensitivities of Earth observing radiometers.
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Shailesh Parihar, A. K. Sharma, A. K. Mitra, M. Mohapatra, L. S. Rathore, R. Bhatla, and R. S. Singh "Calibration strategy of INSAT-3D meteorological satellite imager using the moon at IMD, New Delhi", Proc. SPIE 9880, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications VI, 988007 (30 April 2016);

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