13A.1 Advanced Meteorological Imager (AMI) On-Orbit Performance

Thursday, 16 January 2020: 1:30 PM
255 (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Paul C Griffith, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN; and K. H. Yang, D. M. Odle, and R. S. Lancaster

Handout (1.6 MB)

GEO-KOMPSAT-2A was launched by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) December 4, 2019, carrying South Korea’s newest geostationary weather and environmental imager, the Advanced Meteorological Imager (AMI). This payload transitioned to operations in July 2019 and is providing the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) three times the spectral channels, four times the spatial resolution, and an average of five times the temporal resolution of the previous COMS Meteorological Imager (MI) payload.

This presentation will discuss the outstanding performance of AMI, which is comparable to GOES-16 ABI. This includes visible and infrared calibration stability and trending, scan coverage, SNR & NEdT, navigation accuracy and thermal performance.

This is the fifth of L3Harris’ ABI-class imagers to be launched. ABI-class imagers now cover 85% of the equatorial and mid-latitude regions.

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