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Evaluation of the IRS-1B inflight calibration campaign (1995)
Author(s): Rudolf Richter; Sabine Tischler; A. Muller; C. V. S. Prakash; S. S. Palsule; Y. P. Desai; Michael Berger
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Paper Abstract

In December 1995 an inflight calibration campaign was conducted in India for the LISS-2 cameras onboard the IRS-1B satellite. For this purpose three test sites were selected where ground reflectance measurements were performed simultaneously with overpasses of the IRS-1B and Landsat-5 satellites. Due to weather conditions, only the data of 8 December 1995 was appropriate for the evaluation of the LISS-2 calibration coefficients. Ground truth data of several reference areas in ICRISAT near Hyderabad was jointly collected by DLR, ISRO, and GFZ using two field spectrometers and a 4-band radiometer. Weather data was recorded at a local meteorological station. The ATCOR2 model, based on the MODTRAN 2 radiative transfer code, was employed to calculate the calibration coefficients for the LISS-2B sensor. The derived inflight calibration coefficients agree within 5 percent with the preflight coefficients. The offset coefficients were not evaluated since no low reflectance target was available at this time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3071, Algorithms for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery III, (4 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280602
Show Author Affiliations
Rudolf Richter, DLR (Germany)
Sabine Tischler, DLR (South Africa)
A. Muller, DLR (Germany)
C. V. S. Prakash, Indian Space Research Organization (India)
S. S. Palsule, Indian Space Research Organization (India)
Y. P. Desai, Indian Space Research Organization (India)
Michael Berger, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3071:
Algorithms for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery III
A. Evan Iverson; Sylvia S. Shen, Editor(s)

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