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System design and performances of ASTER Level-1 data processing
Author(s): Sumiyuki Nishida; Jun Hachiya; Ken Matsumoto; Hiroyuki Fujisada; Masatane Kato
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Paper Abstract

ASTER is a multispectral imager which covers wide spectral region from visible to thermal infrared with 14 spectral bands, and will fly on EOS-AM1 in 1999. To meet this wide spectral coverage, ASTER has three optical sensing subsystems (multi-telescope system), VNIR, SWIR and TIR. This multi- telescope configuration requires highly refined ground processing for the generation of Level-1 data products that are radiometrically calibrated and geometrically corrected. A prototype Level-1 processing software system is developed to satisfy these requirements. System design concept adopted includes; (1) 'Automatic Processing,' (2)'ALL-IN-ONE-CONCEPT' in which the processing is carried out using information included in Level-0 data product only, (3) 'MODULE INDEPENDENCE' in which only process control module independently control other modules to change any operational conditions. (4) 'FLEXIBILITY' in which important operation parameters are set from an external component to make the processing condition change easier. The adaptability and the performance of the developed software system are evaluated using simulation data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3498, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites II, (21 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333642
Show Author Affiliations
Sumiyuki Nishida, Fujitsu Ltd. (Japan)
Jun Hachiya, Fujitsu Ltd. (Japan)
Ken Matsumoto, Fujitsu Ltd. (Japan)
Hiroyuki Fujisada, Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masatane Kato, Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Ctr. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3498:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites II
Hiroyuki Fujisada, Editor(s)

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