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CrIS Flight Model 1 delivered performance

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011
CrIS Flight Model 1 delivered performance
Washington State Convention Center
Ron Glumb, ITT Geospatial Systems, Fort Wayne, IN; and J. Bobilya, S. Wells, L. Suwinski, R. Frain, J. Predina, B. Fluegeman, and A. Lane

This paper summarizes the results of final performance tests of the first Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) instrument, which is a critical payload for the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) mission. This unit has recently been delivered and integrated with the NPP spacecraft, and is now undergoing spacecraft-level tests prior to launch in 2011. The paper includes a description of the instrument-level test program and key test results from Thermal Vacuum, EMI, and Vibration testing. Radiometric, spectral, and spatial performance is described.