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End-to-end performance analysis using engineering confidence models and a ground processor prototype
Author(s): Klaus-Werner Kruse; Maximilian Sauer; Thomas Jäger; Alexandra Herzog; Michael Schmitt; Markus Huchler; Kotska Wallace; Michael Eisinger; Arnaud Heliere; Alain Lefebvre; Mat Maher; Mark Chang; Tracy Phillips; Steve Knight; Bryan T. G. de Goeij; Frits van der Knaap; Adriaan Van't Hof
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Paper Abstract

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are co-operating to develop the EarthCARE satellite mission with the fundamental objective of improving the understanding of the processes involving clouds, aerosols and radiation in the Earth’s atmosphere.

The EarthCARE Multispectral Imager (MSI) is relatively compact for a space borne imager. As a consequence, the immediate point-spread function (PSF) of the instrument will be mainly determined by the diffraction caused by the relatively small optical aperture. In order to still achieve a high contrast image, de-convolution processing is applied to remove the impact of diffraction on the PSF. A Lucy-Richardson algorithm has been chosen for this purpose.

This paper will describe the system setup and the necessary data pre-processing and post-processing steps applied in order to compare the end-to-end image quality with the L1b performance required by the science community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2015
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9643, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XXI, 964305 (15 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2194301
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus-Werner Kruse, Airbus DS GmbH (Germany)
Maximilian Sauer, Airbus DS GmbH (Germany)
Thomas Jäger, Airbus DS GmbH (Germany)
Alexandra Herzog, Airbus DS GmbH (Germany)
Michael Schmitt, Airbus DS GmbH (Germany)
Markus Huchler, Airbus DS GmbH (Germany)
Kotska Wallace, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Michael Eisinger, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Arnaud Heliere, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Alain Lefebvre, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Mat Maher, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Mark Chang, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Tracy Phillips, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Steve Knight, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Bryan T. G. de Goeij, TNO (Netherlands)
Frits van der Knaap, TNO (Netherlands)
Adriaan Van't Hof, TNO (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9643:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XXI
Lorenzo Bruzzone, Editor(s)

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