THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SIM -
Full Name Solar Irradiation Monitor Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST, NSMC-CMA, CNSA Maturity
Instrument Type Earth radiation budget radiometers Geometry
Instrument Technology Solar irradiance monitor Sampling
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format L-1 data: HDF 5.0
Measurements and Applications Solar irradiance monitoring.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.2 - 50 µm
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
FIR (~15.0 µm - ~0.1 cm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Radiation budgetDownwelling (Incoming) solar radiation at TOA 
Upwelling (Outgoing) short-wave radiation at TOA 
Upwelling (Outgoing) long-wave radiation at TOA 
Instrument Missions
FY-3A - FY-3A Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2008 - 2017)
FY-3B - FY-3B Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2010 - 2017)
FY-3C - FY-3C Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2013 - 2018)
FY-3E - FY-3E Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite (2017 - 2020)
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