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ASTER VNIR 15 years growth to the standard imaging radiometer in remote sensing
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer (VNIR) is the remote sensing equipment which has 3 spectral bands and one along-track stereoscopic band radiometer. ASTER VNIR’s planned long life design (more than 5 years) is successfully achieved. ASTER VNIR has been imaging the World-wide Earth surface multiband images and the Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM). VNIR data create detailed world-wide maps and change-detection of the earth surface as utilization transitions and topographical changes. ASTER VNIR’s geometric resolution is 15 meters; it is the highest spatial resolution instrument on NASA’s Terra spacecraft. Then, ASTER VNIR was planned for the geometrical basis map makers in Terra instruments. After 15-years VNIR growth to the standard map-maker for space remote-sensing. This paper presents VNIR’s feature items during 15-year operation as change-detection images , DEM and calibration result. VNIR observed the World-wide Earth images for biological, climatological, geological, and hydrological study, those successful work shows a way on space remote sensing instruments. Still more, VNIR 15 years observation data trend and onboard calibration trend data show several guide or support to follow-on instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9639, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX, 96390C (30 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2193080
Show Author Affiliations
Masaru Hiramatsu, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Hitomi Inada, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Masakuni Kikuchi, Japan Space Systems (Japan)
Fumihiro Sakuma, Japan Space Systems (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9639:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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