Innovative Imaging and Research awarded a NOAA Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Project

posted Aug 14, 2016, 3:33 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 14, 2016, 3:34 PM ]
On July 25, 2016 Innovative Imaging and Research was awarded a NOAA Phase II Small Business
Innovative Research Project to develop a new radiometric vicarious calibration approach for the Suomi
NPP VIIRS Day/Night Band’s (DNB) high gain stage (HGS). This research will produce affordable, field-
deployable, NIST-traceable point source lamps that can achieve HGS DNB radiance per pixel with a long-
term, post-correction source stability of better than 1%. This technology will complement traditional,
extended source, radiance-based calibrations, which are based on natural lunar illumination. The new
approach should be applicable to other nighttime imagers and will help calibrate other point sources
observed by VIIRS.


For more information see http://techpartnerships.noaa.gov/SBIR/PastSolicitationsAwards.aspx
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