Accession Number:

ADA588071

Title:

Validation Test Report for the Automated Optical Processing System (AOPS) Version 4.8

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV

Report Date:

2013-06-28

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

This document describes the testing and evaluation of the Automated Optical Processing System AOPS version 4.8 for the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite VIIRS sensor. AOPS enables exploitation of multiple space-borne ocean color satellite sensors to provide optical conditions for operational Navy products supporting mine Warfare MIW, Naval Special Warfare NSW, expeditionary warfare EXW, and antisubmarine warfare ASW. Ocean optical products are used to predict the impact of the environment on diver operations, communications, mine detection, and target detection. As part of this evaluation, comparisons are made with existing operational satellite products from MOSIA- Aqua, in situ data from ocean cruises and comparison with the Aerosol Robotic Network-Ocean Color AERONET-OC SeaPrism sensors. These comparisons show that VIIRS generates high quality ocean color products and should provide a continued data stream to support operational products

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE