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Integrating the cross-sensor calibration and validation system for GEOSS support
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Paper Abstract

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) will provide long-term data for a wide variety of communities. . To be meaningful and useful in the societal benefit applications, the global satellite observations need continuous and consistent measurements, which require improved cross instrument calibration and product validation. Cross-sensor calibration/validation is necessary for achieving data continuity and consistency. Several institutes and laboratories have been trying to plan and initiate the appropriate processes to accomplish the calibration/validation indicated for the various measurements and disciplines that will most likely be involved. EastFIRE Laboratory at George Mason University (GMU) in the United States has been working on a cross-sensor calibration/validation system during the past seven years, and has demonstrated the capability and performance of the system for NPP/NPOESS prelaunch testing support. The EastFIRE cross-sensor calibration and validation system can be further extended to include more sensors and measurements to support the GEOSS communities in data consistency control and construction of long-term consistent Climate Data Records (CDRs). The primary objectives of the present system expansion and integration are: 1) to support satellite observation research and operations; 2) to support multiple sensor cross-calibration and product cross-validation; 3) to support prelaunch testing and post-launch validation of the next generation earth observation missions; and 4) to build global FCDRs (Fundamental Climate Data Records) for the GEOSS communities using Sensor Data Records (SDRs) from multiple sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7151, GEOSS, CEOS, and the Future Global Remote Sensing Space System for Societal Benefits, 715109 (30 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.806534
Show Author Affiliations
John Jianhe Qu, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Xianjun Hao, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Jack Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stephen A. Mango, National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7151:
GEOSS, CEOS, and the Future Global Remote Sensing Space System for Societal Benefits
Stephen A. Mango; Stephen P. Sandford; Ranganath R. Navalgund; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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