The Hyperspectral Microwave Photonic Instrument (HYMPI)





Citation of Original Publication

A. Gambacorta et al., "The Hyperspectral Microwave Photonic Instrument (HYMPI)," IGARSS 2022 - 2022 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2022, pp. 7206-7209, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS46834.2022.9884548.


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We present an overview of the Hyperspectral Microwave Photonic Instrument (HyMPI), a NASA Instrument Incubation Proposal funded research project aimed at developing a hyperspectral microwave instrument intended for enhanced remote sensing of atmospheric temperature and water vapor from space. This paper provides preliminary results on HyMPI's spectral and noise characteristics and a preliminary demonstration of its enhanced water vapor sensitivity and vertical resolution, with a particular focus on the Earth's Planetary Boundary Layer.