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Calibration plan and preliminary field campaign for ASTER
Author(s): Kohei Arai; Satoshi Tsuchida; Kurtis J. Thome
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) consisting of a visible to near infrared radiometer, a shortwave infrared (SWIR) radiometer and thermal infrared radiometer will be onboard the Earth Observing System's (EOS) AM-1 platform. The characteristics of ASTER have been published in several papers. In particular, the calibration plan for ASTER has been described in detail. One of the important issues for the calibration plan of ASTER is the determination of a set of calibration coefficients using preflight calibration, onboard calibration, cross-calibration and vicarious calibration data. In order to establish a method for determination of a set of calibration coefficients, a preliminary field campaign was conducted at Lunar Lake and Railroad Valley Playas in Central Nevada in the USA in June 1996. The procedures and methods used and the data collected during the field campaign are briefly described here together with the current plans for ASTER calibration activities and a method for determining a set of calibration coefficients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2957, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites II, (27 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.265440
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Kohei Arai, Saga Univ. (Japan)
Satoshi Tsuchida, Geological Survey of Japan (Japan)
Kurtis J. Thome, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2957:
Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites II
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Guido Calamai; Martin N. Sweeting, Editor(s)

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