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Validation Test Report for the Automated Optical Processing System (AOPS) Version 4.12

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[Technical Report, Memorandum Report]

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Naval Research Laboratory

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Work performed under the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center SPAWARSYSCEN Preparing Tactical Ocean Optical Products from Future Polar-Orbiting Sensors project enables exploitation of the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite VIIRS and similar ocean color sensors to provide the Navy with ocean color products to support operations. Work completed was in response to the Navys need to exploitall available remote sensing technologies as part of a larger effort to provide a continuous operational picture of environmental conditions of the battlespace. Automated Optical Processing System AOPS version 4.12 provides tools and algorithms to process data from environmental remote sensing satellites and enables rapid near-real-time dissemination of final products. This Validation Test Report VTR provides thetechnical basis to transition the AOPS v4.12 to the NP3 Ocean Optics branch of the Naval Oceanographic Office NAVOCEANO. AOPS is the software that allows NAVOCEANO to determine operational capability under various ocean optical conditions from satellite imagery. AOPS is used by NAVOCEANO to support fleet operators engaged in Naval Special Warfare NSW, Mine Warfare MIW, Expeditionary Warfare EXW, and Anti-Submarine Warfare ASW. Additionally, ocean color products are used in real time to support analysis of ocean models by oceanographers on the NAVOCEANO watch floor.

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  • Optics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

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[A, Approved For Public Release]