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Flight experiment of the ASTER airborne simulator for temperature and emissivity products
Author(s): Shuichi Rokugawa; Tsuneo Matsunaga; Hideyuki Tonooka; Hiroji Tsu; Yoshiaki Kannari; Kinya Okada
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Paper Abstract

In order to simulate the ASTER's thermal infrared sensor that is one of the unique features of the ASTER, a new airborne thermal infrared imaging spectrometer -- airborne ASTER simulator (AAS) -- was planned and manufactured by a Japanese science group. The AAS having unique twenty bands in the TIR region was used for the field experiment in June 1996. Test site was Cuprite, Nevada, U.S.A. The basaltic zone, silicified mountain and playa are typical targets of the flights. The purpose of this experiment was to obtain the high spectral resolution TIR (thermal infrared) data. These data were used for the development and validation of temperature and emissivity separation algorithm. Along the trajectory on the ground, the radiance temperature measurement was synchronized with the AAS flight. ASTER simulation data sets were synthesized from these airborne data, and the performance of temperature and emissivity separation was evaluated by these data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3221, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites, (31 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298087
Show Author Affiliations
Shuichi Rokugawa, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tsuneo Matsunaga, Geological Survey of Japan (Japan)
Hideyuki Tonooka, Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)
Hiroji Tsu, Geological Survey of Japan (Japan)
Yoshiaki Kannari, Japex Geoscience Institute (Japan)
Kinya Okada, Japex Geoscience Institute (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3221:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada, Editor(s)

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