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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    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
    Publication date2010
    ISBN (Print)9781424495658
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event30th International Geoscience and Remote Sensing symposium - Honolulu, HI, United States
    Duration: 25 Jul 201030 Jul 2010
    Conference number: 30


    Conference30th International Geoscience and Remote Sensing symposium
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityHonolulu, HI
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    • Radio frequency interference
    • Microwave radiometer


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