GRDS test-bed plan

GRDS test-bed plan
Date Published
ESA Contract Report
Patricia de Rosnay
Stephen English

This document proposes a plan for testing the updated radio frequency interference (RFI) screening from the ground RFI detection system (GRDS) developed by Zenithal Blue Technologies (ZBT) and Research and Development in Aerospace (RDA). Data from the European Space Agency (ESA) Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission will be used to assess the RFI screening. At the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) SMOS data is routinely monitored by comparing it to high-quality short-range numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecasts. Experiments using this monitoring system will be run to compare the current data quality with the quality of the newly GRDS screened data. The details of the data to be used, experimental setup and analyses to be performed are described in this document.

DOI 10.21957/h18ip7rud