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Using the moon for MODIS on-orbit spatial characterization
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Paper Abstract

The moon is a very stable reference source that has been used for the space-borne sensors’ radiometric calibration and/or radiometric stability monitoring. In this paper, we present an approach that uses the sensors’ on-orbit lunar observations for their spatial characterization and apply the method to the MODIS instruments that are currently operating on board NASA EOS Terra and Aqua satellites. Both MODIS instruments perform monthly lunar observations. The spatial characterization results derived from the lunar observations using this algorithm are compared with those obtained from the MODIS Spectro-Radiometric Calibration Assembly (SRCA), which is an on-board calibrator capable of performing spatial characterizations for all MODIS spectral bands. The new approach can be applied to other remote sensing instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5234, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII, (2 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.510570
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaoxiong Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Junqiang Sun, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
S. Xiong, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
William L. Barnes, Univ. of Maryland (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5234:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII
Roland Meynart; Joan B. Lurie; Steven P. Neeck; Michelle L. Aten; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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