688 Product Maturity Status for the SNPP Sensor and Environmental Data Records

Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Janna Feeley, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA; and I. A. Csiszar

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the next generation of low earth orbiting environmental satellites. JPSS is comprised of a suite of satellites that will provide data on atmospheric and sea surface temperatures, humidity sounding, land and ocean biological productivity, and cloud, ozone, and aerosol properties. Data from these satellites will be processed in the Interface Data Processing Segment (IDPS) into sensor and environmental data records (SDRs and EDRs) that will be disseminated to the customer and user community for integration into a multitude of applications, including forecasting, military applications, and climate studies. To ensure quality of the JPSS data products , the JPSS Ground Project, Data Product and Algorithm Division (DPA) has established a Cal/Val Program made up of program personnel and fourteen Algorithm and Cal/val teams, all responsible for successful planning and execution of Cal/Val plans. Discipline teams are led by community experts that have extensive knowledge of the sensors, extensive subject matter expertise, and heritage experience with space-based environmental measurements. The documented Cal/Val Plans explain the detailed activities required and the schedule for validation of the SDRs and EDRs, based on specific, program-defined maturity levels. For the first of the JPSS satellites, the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP), launched on October 28, 2011, Cal/Val activities are currently underway. This poster will highlight the definitions of specific product maturity levels, the current maturity status of the various SNPP data products and the activities that have been completed to reach these levels of maturity. In addition, this poster will provide schedule for further improvement of these data products based on scheduled Cal/Val activities.
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