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Laboratory And Field Portable System For Calibrating Airborne Multispectral Scanners
Author(s): William W. Kuhlow
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Paper Abstract

Manufacturers of airborne multispectral scanners suggest procedures for calibration and alignment that are usually awkward and even questionable. For example, the procedures may require: separating the scanner from calibration and alignment sources by 100 feet or more, employing folding mirrors, tampering with the detectors after the procedures are finished, etc. Under the best of conditions such procedures require about three hours yielding questionable confidence in the results; under many conditions, however, procedures commonly take six to eight hours, yielding no satisfactory results. EG&G, Inc. has designed and built a calibration and alignment system for airborne scanners which solves those problems, permitting the procedures to be carried out in about two to three hours. This equipment can be quickly disassembled, transported with the scanner in all but the smallest single enaine aircraft, and reassembled in a few hours. The subsystems of this equipment are commonly available from manufacturers of optical and electronic equipment. The other components are easily purchased, or fabricated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0308, Contemporary Infrared Standards and Calibration, (4 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932792
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William W. Kuhlow, EG&G, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0308:
Contemporary Infrared Standards and Calibration
Herbert Kaplan; Frederic M. Zweibaum, Editor(s)

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