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Radiometric calibration transfer chain from primary standards to the end-to-end Hyperion sensor
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the calibration transfer path from primary standards representing fundamental physical quantities through the calibration radiance source used in Hyperion instrument level absolute calibration. The calibration transfer path and hardware design of the primary and secondary standards and their validation for end-to-end calibration of the sensor are presented. The primary standards reside at the TRW Radiometric Scale Facility and include two high quantum efficiency Silicon photodiode trap detectors; an electrically self-calibrated pyroelectric detector serves as a secondary standard for crosscheck. The end-to-end sensor calibration is accomplished with a Calibration Panel Assembly (CPA) source, which is illuminated by a NIST traceable FEL 1000 transfer standard lamp. An independent crosscheck of the Spectralon reflectance properties is made with a transfer radiometer. An error analysis of the transfer path is presented. The basic strategy of the Hyperion end-to-end calibration is to reduce the size of the sensor responsivity error tree and to provide control of systematic errors as much as possible through cross-calibration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4135, Earth Observing Systems V, (15 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.494252
Show Author Affiliations
Peter J. Jarecke, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Karen E. Yokoyama, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4135:
Earth Observing Systems V
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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