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SPOT MTF Performance Evaluation
Author(s): D Leger; M Leroy; J Perbos
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Paper Abstract

The SPOT MTF is tested during the post-launch performance assessment using a photointerpretative method. To this end an image catalog is prepared before launch. This catalog is based on aerial high resolution photographs of 20 cities in the Southern part of France in the panchromatic band. Each photograph is subsequently digitized and sampled at a 10 meter resolution, and for each original photograph a series of 9 images with various and known MTF is obtained through parametric convolution. SPOT MTF is then estimated from a visual comparison between SPOT images and images from the reference catalog. Moreover an algorithm of evaluation of high spatial frequency content is applied to a set of suitable SPOT images, when the two HRV instruments are in parallel viewing, to allow direct comparison between the two instruments MTF in the panchromatic band. This paper presents a detailed description of these methods and their results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0660, Earth Remote Sensing Using the Landsat Thermatic Mapper and SPOT Sensor Systems, (25 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938571
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D Leger, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
M Leroy, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
J Perbos, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0660:
Earth Remote Sensing Using the Landsat Thermatic Mapper and SPOT Sensor Systems
Philip N. Slater, Editor(s)

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