K-Band Radio frequency Interference Survey of Southeastern Michigan

Shannon Curry, Michael Faursby Ahlers, Harvey Elliot, Steve Gross, Darren McKague, Sidarth Misra, John Puckett, Chris Ruf

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Abstract

The Radio frequency Interference Survey of Earth (RISE) is a new type of instrument used to survey and characterize the presence of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) that can affect microwave radiometers. It consists of a combined microwave radiometer and kurtosis spectrometer with broad frequency coverage and high temporal and spectral resolution. A K-Band airborne version has been built and flown across southeast Michigan. A kurtosis detector is included in RISE to reliably detect the presence of RFI, even at very low levels, and to aid in its characterization. A radiometer is included to measure the impact of the RFI on observed brightness temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2010
Pages2486-2489
ISBN (Print)9781424495658
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event30th International Geoscience and Remote Sensing symposium - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 25 Jul 201030 Jul 2010
Conference number: 30
http://www.igarss2010.org/

Conference

Conference30th International Geoscience and Remote Sensing symposium
Number30
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period25/07/201030/07/2010
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Keywords

  • Radio frequency interference
  • Microwave radiometer

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