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Congratulations to Lyu on his 2023 RHG Team Award

Congratulations to Cheng-Hsuan "Joseph" Lyu (617/MSU), who was selected to receive a 2023 NASA Robert H. Goddard Award as part of the JPSS-2 Cal/Val Team, "For outstanding mission-critical support to the pre- and post-launch calibration/validation of the JPSS-2 satellite." The Robert H. Goddard Award ceremony was held on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

We asked Dr. Lyu for some background information on his work with NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2), now known as NOAA-21 (N21), and NASA/NOAA's Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS). 

The JPSS-2 (J2) was launched successfully on Nov. 10, 2022. He supported all the pre-launched planning, pre-launched spacecraft observatory-level testing, data evaluation and sensor performance, and post-launch 90-days test planning, and he assembled ATMS-related Post-Launch Test (PLT) procedure and requirement documents. During the J2 post-launch 90-days test phase, because of one major data downlink Ka-band transmitter loss, he had to modify the test plan accordingly. He implemented all ATMS-related test data analyses and put together J2 post-launch test reports, which included the following: J2-ATMS-6105 Active Geolocation Verification PLT Report; J2-ATMS-6111 Lunar Intrusion Mitigation PLT Report; J2-ATMS-6113 Scan Sync Offset PLT Report; and J2-ATMS-6106 Cold Calibration Position Selection PLT Report. (For the last two reports, Dr. Lyu provided major analysis results and partial reporting.)


Posted: August 30, 2023, 11:21 AM