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Optical Engineering

Radiometric Performance Of The Test-Bed Aircraft Multispectral Scanner (TBAMS) System
Author(s): Daniell J. Jobson; Charles A. Hardesty; Stephen J. Katzberg; Ernest E Wurcher
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Paper Abstract

Laboratory and flight radiometric performance testing of an experimental multispectral scanner system is described. High sensitivity performance is confirmed by test results using noise equivalent spectral radiance as the primary figure of merit. A performance comparison between the test-bed air-craft multispectral scanner (MAMS) and the Bendix modular multispectral scanner (MIS) is presented. Methods for achieving high sensitivity operation are discussed as well as some of the practical implications of such operation for flight remote sensing experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1981
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 20(5) 205772 doi: 10.1117/12.7972808
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 20, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Daniell J. Jobson, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
Charles A. Hardesty, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
Stephen J. Katzberg, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
Ernest E Wurcher, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)


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