Aquarius/SAC-D Microwave Radiometer (MWR): Instrument description & brightness temperature calibration

@article{Biswas2012AquariusSACDMR,
  title={Aquarius/SAC-D Microwave Radiometer (MWR): Instrument description & brightness temperature calibration},
  author={Sayak K. Biswas and W. Linwood Jones and Daniel Rocca and Juan-Cruz Gallio},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium},
  year={2012},
  pages={2956-2959}
}
The K/Ka-Band Microwave Radiometer (MWR) on-board Aquarius/SAC-D mission is described here with details on its radiometric calibration. The calibration is separated in two major instrument parts viz. receiver and antenna switch-matrix. An on-orbit calibration using Naval Research Laboratory's WindSat radiometer is used to determine antenna pattern correction coefficients and residual biases. 

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