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1. chinaXiv:201605.00291 [pdf]

THE PROCESSING AND SIMULATION OF THE CFOSAT RFSCAT

Yun, Risheng; Xu, Xingou; Dong, Xiaolong; Zhu, Di
Subjects: Geosciences >> Space Physics

The RFSCAT(Rotating Fan-beam SCATterometer) is one of the two payloads of CFOSAT, the China-France Oceanography Satellite. It is a radar scatterometer designed to measure the electromagnetic back-scatter from wind roughened ocean surface. The operating frequency of the scatterometer is 13.256GHz (Ku-band) and has a swath about 1,000 kilometers. In this paper, based on the characteristics of echo signal of RFSCAT, the on-board processing of RFSCAT signal is introduced. A Doppler pre-compensation LUT and A slice division LUT are developed, and the signal processing algorithms are validated and the wind retrieval performances of RFSCAT are analyzed based on the well-developed data simulation system of CFOSAT RFSCAT.

submitted time 2016-05-03 Hits413Downloads278 Comment 0

2. chinaXiv:201605.00279 [pdf]

PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF HY-2 ACMR DATA

Zhang, Dehai; Wang, Zhenzhan; Li, Yun; Zhao, Jin; Liu, Yalong
Subjects: Geosciences >> Space Physics

Water vapor and cloud liquid water can influence the accuracy of sea surface height that spaceborne altimeter measures. Atmospheric correction microwave radiometer (ACMR) can be used to retrieve the amount of water vapor and cloud liquid water by measuring radiation from atmosphere and earth's surface. HY-2 satellite is a Chinese satellite for ocean dynamic environmental monitoring. ACMR is one payload of HY-2 satellite. Up to now, ACMR has been in operation for more than three years. In-orbit system stability of three years is assessed. The data of ACMR brightness temperature are matched to that of ECMWF wet tropospheric path delay in same space and time. The water vapor and cloud liquid water retrieval algorithm is derived The wet tropospheric path delay deviations are less than 1.5cm. Brightness temperatures and path delay of ACMR were compared with that of AMR. The average and standard deviations of wet tropospheric path delay are 1.27mm and 0.68mm.

submitted time 2016-05-03 Hits441Downloads252 Comment 0

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