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Thermal targets for satellite calibration
Author(s): Eliel Villa-Aleman; Alfred J. Garrett; Robert J. Kurzeja; Byron Lance O'Steen; Malcolm M. Pendergast
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Paper Abstract

The Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) is currently calibrating the Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) satellite sponsored by the Department of Energy. The MTI imager is a research and development project with 15 wavebands in the visible, near-infrared, short-wave infrared, mid-wave infrared and long-wave infrared spectral regions. A plethora of targets with known temperatures such as power plant heated lakes, volcano lava vents, desert playas and aluminized Mylar tarps are being used in the validation of the five thermal bands of the MTI satellite. SRTC efforts in the production of cold targets with aluminized Mylar tarps will be described. Visible and thermal imagery and wavelength dependent radiance measurements of the calibration targets will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4360, Thermosense XXIII, (23 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.421021
Show Author Affiliations
Eliel Villa-Aleman, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)
Alfred J. Garrett, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)
Robert J. Kurzeja, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)
Byron Lance O'Steen, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)
Malcolm M. Pendergast, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4360:
Thermosense XXIII
Andres E. Rozlosnik; Ralph B. Dinwiddie, Editor(s)

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