Abstract's details

A Dual Band Transponder for Calibrating the Sentinel-6 Mission

Jean-Damien Desjonqueres (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, United States)

CoAuthors

Bruce Haines (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA ); Shailen Desai (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA)

Event: 2022 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Regional and Global CAL/VAL for Assembling a Climate Data Record

Presentation type: Type Poster

Sentinel-6 mission has been launched in November 2020. It is the first altimetry mission with explicit requirements for the accuracy of Global Mean Sea Level drift. In support of this goal, JPL has developed a transponder that allows for an accurate monitoring of the altimeter.
This transponder is the first instrument of its kind to operate in both the Ku and C bands. It will therefore allow for a full calibration of range and power of both altimeter channels.
We present a summary of the instrument design and characteristics along with results from the flyovers during the tandem phase with Jason-3.

 

Poster show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Mezzanine Tue, Nov 01 2022,17:15 Tue, Nov 01 2022,18:15
Mezzanine Thu, Nov 03 2022,14:00 Thu, Nov 03 2022,15:45
Jean-Damien Desjonqueres
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
United States
jean-damien.m.desjonqueres@jpl.nasa.gov