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Landsat 9 pre-launch sensor characterization and comparison with Landsat 8 results
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Landsat 9 is planned for launch in December 2020 to continue the mission of observing changes on the Earth’s surface that began in 1972 with the launch of Landsat 1. Like Landsat 8, Landsat 9 will carry two imaging instruments: Operational Land Imager 2 (OLI-2), designed and built by Ball Aerospace**, and Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 (TIRS-2), manufactured by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). As of this writing, both sensors have completed the instrument-level ground testing and are ready for integration into the spacecraft. Data collected during the pre-launch performance testing are analyzed to assess the usability of responses of the video reference pixels (VRPs) located on the focal planes of OLI-2 and Landsat 8 OLI for more accurate detector bias estimates, develop a methodology to correct for nonlinearities in the OLI-2 response and compare it to the OLI correction approach, and determine the spatial performance of TIRS-2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2019
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 11151, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII, 111511F (10 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2533102
Show Author Affiliations
Esad Micijevic, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
Md. Obaidul Haque, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
Pat Scaramuzza, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
James Storey, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
Cody Anderson, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
Brian Markham, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11151:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII
Steven P. Neeck; Philippe Martimort; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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