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Public Reports Related to GOES-NEXT Planning
GOES-R Users Conferences
GOES-R Project Documents
REFERENCE DOCUMENTS IN PDF FORMAT
GOES-R: Benefits of Next Generation of Environmental Monitoring
Next Generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
(GOES-R Series): A Space Segment Overview
Alexander Krimchansky, Dino Machi, Sandra A. Cauffman, Martin A. Davis
Science Benefits of Advanced Geosynchronous Observations
AGS Study Group, NASA-GSFC, 1998
Imaging from Nondedicated Satellites
MITRE Corp., 1993
Multiresolution Analysis, Entropic Information and the Performance of Atmospheric Sounding Radiometers
G. E. Peckham
Region-of-Interest Data Compression with Prioritized Buffer Management
Sam Dolinar, Gilbert Chinn, Jonathan Harel, Aaron Kiely, Matt Klimesh, Roberto Manduchi, Shervin Shambayati, Melanie Vida;
Antonio Ortega, Sang-Yong Lee, Phoom Sagetong, Hua Xie
Attenuation of direct solar radiation by a perforated plate for on-orbit visible calibration
James C. Bremer, H. John Wood, Guojun Si
AIRS-Light Instrument Concept and Critical Technology Development
Kevin R. Maschhoff
The Spaceborne Infrared Atmospheric Sounder (SIRAS)
Instrument Incubator Program Demonstration
Thomas S. Paganoa, Thomas U. Kampeb
Wavelet Compression of MODIS Satellite Images
Andrew Lenharth, Richard E. Ladner, Scott Hauck, Eve A. Riskin, Agnieszka Miguel
Optimized Compression for Earth Science Data Using JPEG 2000
Janet C. Rountree, Brian N. Webb, Thomas J. Flohr, Michael W. Marcellin
A Visually Lossless Data Compression Technique for Real-Time Frame/Pushbroom Space Science Imagers
Pen-Shu Yeh, Jack Venbrux, Prakash Bhatia, Warner H. Miller
Application of Principal Component Analysis to High-Resolution Infrared Measurement Compression and Retrieval
Hung-Lung Huang, Paolo Antonelli
Wide-Field High-Performance Geosynchronous Imaging
H. John Wood, Del Jenstrom, Mark Wilson, Sanford Hinkal, Frank Kirchman
Preliminary Results of the GPS Flight Experiment on the High Earth Orbit Amsat-Oscar 40 Spacecraft
M.C. Moreau, et al., 2002
Cryocooler Load Increase due to Contamination of Low-e Cryogenic Surfaces
R.G. Ross, 2002
SpaceWire - Links, nodes routers and networks
European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS), 2003
ABI formulation contracts awarded: 30 April 2001
NASA has awarded three $8 million contracts to Ball Aerospace and Technologies, Boulder, Co., ITT Industries, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing, Goleta, Calif., for formulation phase work on an advanced imager for the next generation of geostationary weather satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The new advanced sensor, called the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), will be the primary instrument on NOAA's future Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) beginning with the GOES-R mission which will be ready to fly in 2008. The ABI will provide the core data that the National Weather Service uses for routine weather forecasting and severe storm forecasting.
Under terms of the firm fixed price contracts, each company will develop detailed engineering plans for the future instrument. NASA is expected to select a company in 2003 to build the instrument.
- ABI procurement by the GOES project
- "WIDE-FIELD HIGH-PERFORMANCE GEOSYNCHRONOUS IMAGING", Wood, H.J., Jenstrom, D., Wilson, M., Hinkal, S., and Kirchman, F., CP420, SPACE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL FORUM-1998, edited by Mohamed S. El-Genk, DOE CONF-980103, The American Institute of Physics, page 76, 1998.
- NOAA-NESDIS Request for Information (RFI) about new technology for JPL's Imager design, April 1998.
Instrument of Opportunity (IOO)
IOO for GOES-R
- NASA-MSFC's plan for a Lightning Mapping Sensor (LMS)
Advanced Geosynchronous Studies (AGS)
- New Millenium Program's Earth Observer 3 (NMP-EO3) step-1 proposal by NASA-GSFC for a large aperture imager in geosynchronous orbit, a technology demonstration for earth and space science, aka "HORIZON".
- New Millenium Program's Earth Observer 3 (NMP-EO3) concept proposal by NASA-GSFC for a large aperture thermal imager, aka "REDEYE"
- New Millenium Program's Earth Observer 3 (NMP-EO3) proposal by NASA-LaRC for a high-resolution infrared sounder, aka "GIFTS"
- MITRE's plan for geo-imagers on non-dedicated satellites, 1993
- DOE's Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI)
- AVSAT - a color TV camera in a small satellite that could fly in geosynchronous orbit
- In the late 1960's and early 1970's, NASA contracted for five Hughes Corp. Applications Technology Satellites (ATS), which flew the first color cameras in geosynchronous orbit.
In 1999, JT Young at the University of Wisconsin digitized the ATS-3 color photos from 1967, making possible the first day-long color QuickTime movie of the Earth, taken on 18 November 1967.
- Earth On Line (EOL) concept video for methods of making full-earth images to the public on the Web.
- Vice-President Gore's Earth-Span proposal, March 1998, and NASA's subsequent Announcement of Opportunity, which eventually became the Triana project.
- Apprently, earth-viewing telesopes go far back into history, with the Renaissance model shown at the National Geographic Gallery, item 5 in hall II.