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Title: CHARM : a CubeSat water vapor radiometer for Earth science
Authors: Lim, Boon
Mauro, David
De Rosee, Rodolphe
Sorgenfrei, Matthew
Vance, Steve
Keywords: microwave radiometry
atmospheric measurements
low Earth orbit satellites
CubeSat
Monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs)
Issue Date: 21-Jul-2012
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Citation: IEEE GeoScience and Remote Sensing Society (IGARSS 2012), Munich, Germany, July 21-27, 2012
Abstract: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Ames Research Center (ARC) are partnering in the CubeSat Hydrometric Atmospheric Radiometer Mission (CHARM), a water vapor radiometer integrated on a 3U CubeSat platform, selected for implementation under NASA Hands-On Project Experience (HOPE-3). CHARM will measure 4 channels at 183 GHz water vapor line, subsets of measurements currently performed by larger and more costly spacecraft (e.g. ATMS, AMSU-B and SSMI/S). While flying a payload that supports SMD science objectives, CHARM provides a hands-on opportunity to develop technical, leadership, and project skills. CHARM will furthermore advance the technology readiness level (TRL) of the 183 GHz receiver subsystem from TRL 4 to TRL 6 and the CubeSat 183 GHz radiometer system from TRL 4 to TRL 7.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42404
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