Selected Publications (EO/IR)

1997: Patent Carl Schueler, “Dual-use Sensor Design for Enhanced Spatioradiometric Performance,” US Patent 5,682,034 (Invention of Joint Polar-orbiting Satellite System [JPSS] Visible Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite [VIIRS] constant-resolution capability)


  • 2018: (invited) Carl Schueler & Philip Ardanuy, "SmallSats: The New Normal?," American Meteorological Society 98th Annual Meeting, 1st Annual Earth Observing SmallSats Conference, 9 January, Austin TX

  • 2017: (Invited) Philip Ardanuy & Carl Schueler, "Earth Observing SmallSats: Initial Successes, Future Promises," EUMETSAT Annual Meeting, Rome, October

  • 2016: (Invited) Jeffery J. Puschell, Philip E. Ardanuy, Carl F. Schueler, "System engineering of the visible infrared imaging radiometer suite (VIIRS): improvements in imaging radiometry enabled by innovation driven by requirements," SPIE Proceedings, vol. 9977

  • 2016: (Invited) Philip E. Ardanuy, David Green, George J. Komar, Stephen Marley, Peter Neilley, Carl F. Schueler, "Engineering environmental information into every decision," SPIE Proceedings, vol. 9977

  • 2016: (Invited) Carl Schueler and Alan Holmes, "SeaHawk CubeSat system engineering," SPIE Proceedings, vol. 9977

  • 2016: Carl Schueler and Alan Holmes, "HawkEye: CubeSat SeaWiFS update," SPIE Proceedings, vol. 9978 

  • 2013: Carl Schueler, “Commercially Hosted Payloads: Low-cost Research to Operations,” AMS Proceedings, Feb

  • 2013: Carl Schueler, Tom Lee, and Steve Miller, “VIIRS Constant Resolution Advantages,” International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34:16, 5761-5777

  • 2012: Carl Schueler, J. Yoder, D. Antoine, C. Del Castillo, R.Evans, C. Mengelt, C. Mobley, J.Sarmiento, S. Sathyendranath, D.Siegel, C. Wilson, “Assessing Requirements for Sustained Ocean Color Research and Operations,” American Meteorological Society Proceedings, January

  • 2012: (Invited) Carl Schueler, “FD-CHIRP: Hosted Payload Systems Engineering Lessons,” SPIE Proceedings, vol. 8516, August

  • 2012: Carl Schueler, “FD-CHIRP: First Commercially Hosted OPIR Sensor,” AIAA Space 2012 Proceedings, September

  • 2012: Jeffery J. Puschell, John Steele, Carl F. Schueler, Shawn W. Miller, Kerry Grant, and Thomas F. Lee, “Expected performance of the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) without detector sample aggregation,” Proceedings SPIE, vol. 8516, August

  • 2012: (Invited) Carl Schueler, “Space Systems ,” Aerospace America, December

  • 2011: Carl Schueler, J. Yoder, D. Antoine, C. Del Castillo, R.Evans, C. Mengelt, C. Mobley, J.Sarmiento, S. Sathyendranath, D.Siegel, C. Wilson, “Assessing Requirements for Sustained Ocean Color Research and Operations,” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2011 Symposium Proceedings, September

  • 2011: J. Yoder, D. Antoine, C. Del Castillo, R.Evans, C. Mengelt, C. Mobley, J.Sarmiento, S. Sathyendranath, C. Schueler, D.Siegel, C. Wilson, Assessing Requirements for Sustained Ocean Color Research and Operations, National Academies Press

  • 2009: Carl Schueler, “Satellite-instrument systems engineering best practices and lessons,” SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 7458, August

  • 2008: (Invited) Committee on a Strategy to Mitigate the Impact of Sensor Descopes and De-manifests on the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft, “Ensuring the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft: Elements of a Strategy to Recover Measurement Capabilities Lost in Program Restructuring,” National Academy Press, SSBX-L-07-08-A, 190 pp

  • 2008: C.F. Schueler, “Image quality vs. sensitivity: fundamental sensor system engineering,” SPIE Proceedings,Vol. 7087, August

  • 2008: P. C. Kalmanson, C.F. Schueler, M. Do, Q. Lam, “A standardized interface and accommodation methodology for commercially hosted payloads on the StarBus,” SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 7087, August

  • 2008: M. Gregory Hammann, Jeffery J. Puschell, Carl Schueler, “Commercial solution for ocean color: SeaWiFS-2 rideshare with GeoEye-2,” SPIE Proceedings,Vol. 7087, August

  • 2007: Robert Murphy, Philip Ardanuy, Frank J. DeLuccia, J. E. Clement, and Carl Schueler, “The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite,” in Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing: Science and Instruments, Volume 1, Chapter 11, pp. 199-223

  • 2007: (Invited) Earth Science Advisory Committee, “Earth Science and Applications from Space,” National Academy Press

  • 2007: Michael I. Mischenko, Brian Cairns, Greg Kopp, Carl F. Schueler, Bryan A. Fafaul, James E. Hansen, Ronald D. Hooker, Tom Itchkawitch, Hal B. Maring, and Larry D. Travis, “Accurate Monitoring of Terrestrial Aerosols and Total Solar Irradiance: Introducing the Glory Mission,” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, vol. 88, pp.677-691

  • 2006: Thomas Lee, Steven Miller, Carl Schueler, and Shawn Miller, “NASA/MODIS Previews NPOESS/VIIRS Capabilities,” Weather & Forecasting, vol. 21, pp. 650-655, August 2006

  • 2006: Thomas Lee, Steven Miller, F. Joseph Turk, Carl Schueler, Richard Julian, Steve Deyo, Patrick Dills, and Sherwood Wang, “The NPOESS VIIRS Day/Night Visible Sensor,” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Feb, pp. 191-199

  • 2006: (Invited) P. E. Ardanuy, W. R. Bergen, M. M. Gunshor, A. Huang, E. J. Kratz, J. J. Puschell, C. F. Schueler, J. A. Walker, “Simultaneous overpass off Nadir (SOON): a method for unified calibration/validation across IEOS and GEOSS system of systems,” SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 6301

  • 2005: Carl Schueler, Shawn Miller, Jeffery Puschell, Thomas Lee, Steven Miller, Jeffrey Hawkins, F. Joseph Turk, and Kim Richardson, “NPOESS VIIRS Design, Performance Estimates and Applications,” 14th International TOVS Proceedings

  • 2005: (Invited) Thomas Lee, Steven Miller, Carl Schueler, Jeffrey Hawkins, F. Joseph Turk, Kim Richardson, John Kent, “NPOESS VIIRS Dramatically Improved Operational Capability,” SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 5658, pp. 1-10

  • 2005: Carl Schueler, K. Blasius, P. Christensen, S. Silverman, S. Ruff, M. Wyatt, G. Mehall, R. Peralta, and D. Bates, “Mars Exploration via thermal emission spectroscopy,” SPIE Proceedings, vol. 5655

  • 2004: Ardanuy, Phillip E.; Bergen, William R.; Gray, Gary E.; Hickey, Tom; Huang, Hung-Lung (Allen); Marley, Steve; Puschell, Jeffery and Schueler, Carl, “NPOESS and GOES-R - Building a 'system of systems'.” 8th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface, pp 11-15, American Meteorological Society

  • 2004: (Invited) Lee, T.F., S. D. Miller, F. J. Turk, C. Schueler, C. Elvidge, and R. Julian, “The Daynight Visible Sensor aboard NPOESS VIIRS,” 13th AMS Conf. Satellite Meteor. Ocean., p. 27-38, September

  • 2004: Captain Tanya Scalioni, Hilmer Swenson, Frank DeLuccia, Carl Schueler, Ed Clement, Lane Darnton, “Post-CDR NPOESS VIIRS Sensor Design and Performance,” SPIE Proceedings, vol. 5234, pp. 144-155

  • 2004: (Invited) Committee on Earth Studies, “Steps to Facilitate Principal-Investigator-Led Earth Science Missions,” National Academy Press, 0-309-09185-3, 80 pp.

  • 2004: Schueler, Carl F., Silverman, Steven H., Christensen, Philip R., “Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS),” NASA International Thermal Detectors Workshop (TDW 2003); February, pp. 2-29 - 2-32

  • 2004: Carl Schueler, Jeff Puschell, and J. Ed Clement, “NPOESS VIIRS sensor design and performance,” 13th International TOVS Proceedings

  • 2003: Tanya Scalioni, Hilmer Swenson, Frank DeLuccia, Carl Schueler, Ed Clement, Lane Darnton, “Design Evolution of the NPOESS VIIRS Instrument since CDR,” IGARSS Proceedings, pp. 3039-3042.

  • 2003: Carl Schueler, J. Ed Clement, Lane Darnton, Frank DeLuccia, Captain Tanya Scalioni, Hilmer Swenson, “VIIRS Sensor Performance,” IGARSS Proceedings, pp. 369-372

  • 2003: (Invited) Carl Schueler, John E. Clement, Shawn Miller, Peter Kealy, Philip Ardanuy, Stephen Cota, Frank DeLuccia, J. Michael Haas, Stephen Mango, Captain Ken Speidel, and Hilmer Swenson, “NPOESS VIIRS Next Generation Polar orbiting Atmospheric Imager,” SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 4891, pp. 50-64.

  • 2003: (Invited) Carl Schueler, “Ocean Color: SeaWiFS and MODIS transition to NPOESS VIIRS Operational Capability,” NPOESS News, May

  • 2003: Vincent Grano, Shiva Ubhayakar, John M. Haas, Carl Schueler, “Introduction, Overview, and Status of the NPOESS Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor,” IGARSS Proceedings, pp 374-376

  • 2002: (Invited) James Acker, Robin Williams, Long Chiu, Philip Ardanuy, Shawn Miller, Carl Schueler, Paris Vachon, Michael Manore, “Remote Sensing from Satellites,” in Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Academic Press, 3rd Edition, vol 14, pp. 161-202

  • 2002: Philip Ardanuy, P. Kealy, CF Schueler, S. Mango, W. Barnes, and R. Murphy, “NPOESS VIIRS Key EDR Performance,” SPIE Proceedings

  • 2002: Philip Ardanuy, Carl Schueler, Shawn Miller, Ken Jensen, William Emery, “Use of CAIV Techniques to Build Advanced VIIRS Approaches for NPOESS Key EDRs,” SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 4814, pp. 142-151

  • 2002: Carl Schueler, Philip Ardanuy, Peter Kealy, Shawn Miller, Frank DeLuccia, J. Michael Haas, Hilmer Swenson, Stephen Cota, “Remote Sensing System Optimization,” IEEE Aerospace Proceedings, Vol 4, pp. 1635-1647

  • 2001: Carol Welsch, Carl Schueler, Rodney Durham, John E. Clement, Philip Ardanuy, “VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite): A Next-Generation Operational Environmental Sensor for NPOESS,” IGARSS Proceedings, pp. 1020-1022

  • 2001: Robert Murphy, William Barnes, Alexei Lyapustin, Jeffrey Privette, Carol Welsch, Frank DeLuccia, Hilmer Swenson, Carl Schueler, Philip Ardanuy, Peter Kealy, “Using VIIRS to provide Data continuity with MODIS,” IGARSS Proceedings, pp. 1212-1214

  • 2001: Carl Schueler, “IR Sounder Technology Trends,” IEEE Aerospace Proceedings, Vol. 4, p 1667-1682.

  • 2000: (Invited) Committee on Earth Studies, “The Role of Small Satellites in NASA and NOAA Earth Observation Programs,” National Academy Press, 0-309-06982-3, 92 pp.

  • 2000: (Invited) Committee on Earth Studies, “Issues in Integration of Research & Operational Satellite Systems for Climate Research: II. Implementation,” National Academy Press, 0-309-06994-7, 82 pp

  • 1999: Steven Silverman, Duane Bates, Carl Schueler, Bill O’Donnell, Phil Christensen, Greg Mehall, Tom Tourville and George Cannon, “Mini Thermal Emission Spectrometer for Mars 2001 Lander,” SPIE Vol. 3756, July

  • 1998: Carl Schueler, Karl Blasius, and Steven Silverman, “Advanced Multispectral TIR Remote Sensing,” IEEE Aerospace Proceedings, pp. 131-142

  • 1998: Carl Schueler and William Barnes, “Next-Generation MODIS for Polar Environmental Satellites,” Journal of Oceanic and Atmospheric Technology, vol. 15, p. 430-439, April

  • 1997: Carl Schueler, Steven Silverman, Philip Christensen, and Martin Greenfield, “Advanced Planetary Thermal Spectroscopy,” IEEE Aerospace Proceedings, pp. 299-313

  • 1997: (Invited) Carl Schueler and Blasius, Karl, “Advanced Multispectral TIR Land Imaging Sensor Concepts,” First JPL Workshop on Remote Sensing of Land Surface Emissivity, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, May 6-

  • 1996: (Invited) Carl Schueler, “Technologies for temperature sensing from space." International Land Surface Temperature Sensing Workshop, University of California at Santa Barbara, September 17-19

  • 1995: (Invited) U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, “Reducing the Cost of Collecting Meteorological Data: A Workshop Summary,” US Government Printing Office, OTA-BP-ISS-152, June, 16 pp.

  • 1994: (Invited) U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, “Civilian Satellite Remote Sensing: A Strategic Approach,” US Government Printing Office, OTA-ISS-607, September, 166 pp.

  • 1993: (Invited) Carl Schueler, "Payload Sensors," Reducing the Cost of Space Infrastructure and Operations, Part 2: Topical Papers, NISTIR 5256, pp. 118-134, August

  • 1993: (Invited) U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, “The Future of Remote Sensing From Space: Civilian Satellite Systems and Applications,” US Government Printing Office, OTA-ISC-558, July

  • 1992: Carl Schueler, “Remote Telemetry Interface Unit for EOS Instruments,” Earth Observer, NASA EOS Project

  • 1992: (Invited) Carl Schueler and Loren Woody, "Digital Electro-optical Imaging Sensors," International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Vol. 4, pp.170-200

  • 1991: (Invited) Carl Schueler, “Multispectral Sensor Technology to Monitor Global Change,” in Earth Observations and Global Change Decision Making, 1990: A National Partnership, I.W. Ginsberg and J. A. Angelo, ed., Krieger Publishing Company, pp. 213-218.

  • 1989: (Invited) Carl Schueler, "Advances in Space Sensor Technologies: Passive Electro-Optical", Proceedings of ASPRS Image Processing '89, Reno, May.

  • 1989: Tom Pagano, Carl Schueler, and Loren Woody, "Imaging Spectrometry at the Focal Plane, " IGARSS Proceedings, July, pp. 1032-1035

  • 1987: (Invited) Carl Schueler, "ITD SRSC Remote Sensing Commercialization Strategy," Proceedings of Pecora XI, May.

  • 1987: (Invited) Carl Schueler, "Remote Sensing Technology and Applications," in Advanced Topics in Manufacturing Technology: Product Design, Bioengineering, and Space Commercialization, P. Francis, ed., American Society of Mechanical Engineers, December, pp. 79-84.

  • 1985: (Invited) Carl Schueler, Chris deBoer, Barbara Marks, and Mark Stegall, "On-board data Compression for advanced Landsat," Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 534, pp. 135-146.

  • 1985: (Invited) Carl Schueler, "Research Optical Sensor," Pecora 10 Proceedings, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

  • 1984: (Invited) Carl Schueler and Vincent Salomonson, "Landsat Image Data Quality Studies," Journal of Advances in Space Research, Pergamon Press, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 1-11.

  • 1983: Carl Schueler, "Thematic Mapper Protoflight Model Line spread Function," Proceedings of the17th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, pp. 1265-1274.

  • 1983: Carl Schueler, editor, Landsat Sensor Design: A Short Course for Users, Santa Barbara Research Center and University of California Santa Barbara, sponsored by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • 1982: Carl Schueler and Keith Thorne, "Radiometer end-to-end Simulation," Proceedings of the SPIE, vol. 345, pp. 102-110.

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