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RapidEye product quality assessment
Author(s): Keith Beckett; Chris Rampersad; Rony Putih; Brian Robertson; Joe Steyn; George Tyc
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Paper Abstract

Geometric and radiometric product quality are critical to enable the use of remotely sensed imagery [1,2]. Over a period of nine months following the launch, the constellation of five RapidEye satellites underwent an iterative process of commissioning, calibration and product quality assessment. This paper describes the post-launch calibration techniques used to characterize the payloads, summarizes the calibration results, and documents the product quality achieved. It illustrates how ground-based post-launch calibration techniques were successfully used to mount a geometric and radiometric calibration campaign consistent with a small-sat satellite mission, to produce high quality imagery products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7474, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII, 74741L (23 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830548
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Keith Beckett, MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. (Canada)
Chris Rampersad, MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. (Canada)
Rony Putih, MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. (Canada)
Brian Robertson, MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. (Canada)
Joe Steyn, MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. (Canada)
George Tyc, MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7474:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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