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MTI thermal bands calibration at Ivanpah Playa with a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer
Author(s): Eliel Villa-Aleman; Robert J. Kurzeja; 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 is a research and development project with 15 wavebands in the 0.45-11.50 micrometers spectral range. The reflective bands of the MTI satellite are calibrated in desert playas such as Ivanpah Playa in the Nevada/California border. The five MTI thermal bands are calibrated with targets of know emissivity and temperature such as power plant heated lakes. In order to accomplish a full calibration at the desert playas, a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer was used to measure soil surface radiance and temperature during the satellite overpass. The results obtained with the mobile FTIR during the ground truth campaign at Ivanpah Playa will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4480, Imaging Spectrometry VII, (17 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453352
Show Author Affiliations
Eliel Villa-Aleman, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)
Robert J. Kurzeja, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)
Malcolm M. Pendergast, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4480:
Imaging Spectrometry VII
Michael R. Descour; Sylvia S. Shen, Editor(s)

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