VIIRS On-Orbit Spatial Characterization Using the Moon

  title={VIIRS On-Orbit Spatial Characterization Using the Moon},
  author={Zhipeng Wang and Xiaoxiong Xiong},
  journal={IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters},
The VIIRS instrument onboard the Suomi-NPP satellite was launched in October 2011. The design and operation of its on-orbit calibration system are strongly based on MODIS heritage. However, VIIRS has no onboard calibrator similar to the spectro-radiometric calibration assembly (SRCA) on MODIS to perform the sensor on-orbit spatial characterization of band-to-band registration (BBR) and modulation transfer function (MTF). The Moon has been known as a spectrally, radiometrically, and… CONTINUE READING