Rayleigh Wind Retrieval for the Aladin Airborne Demonstrator of the Aeolus Mission Using Simulated Response Calibration
1 Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre, Oberpfaffenhofen 82234, Germany
2 Ocean University of China, College of Information Science and Engineering, Ocean Remote Sensing Institute, Qingdao 266100, China
* Email: Oliver.Reitebuch@dlr.de
Published online: 7 July 2020
Aeolus, launched on 22 August 2018, is the first ever satellite to directly observe wind information from space on a global scale. An airborne prototype called ALADIN Airborne Demonstrator (A2D) was developed at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for validating the Aeolus measurement principle based on realistic atmospheric signals. However, atmospheric and instrumental variability currently limit the reliability and repeatability of the A2D instrument response calibration. In this study, a simulated Rayleigh response calibration (SRRC) is presented for resolving the limitations of A2D instrument response calibration.
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