3.2 DWSS Microwave Instrument

Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 1:45 PM
4C-1 (Washington State Convention Center)
Ibrahim Awwad, Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, CA; and D. Kunkee and C. D. Reimer

The Department of Defense has assumed responsibility for the early morning polar environmental satellite orbit after the restructure of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System program. The new Defense Weather Satellite System Program Office will be building the new satellites which will include a microwave capability. This presentation will discuss microwave requirements, legacy microwave instruments including the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder, and the road ahead for the DWSS next generation operational microwave imager.
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