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Radiant calibration for solar channels of spaceborne remote sensor
Author(s): Qingbo Zheng; Lei Ding
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Paper Abstract

The application of remote sensing is, to a greater extent, based on the quality of the sensors. The prelaunch radiant calibration and post-launch validation, which are the process of quantitatively defining the system response to known, controlled signal inputs, are among the key stages of the development procedure of a remote sensor. Calibration of a remote sensor is to develop the calibration equations that allow conversion of the counts for the sensor into Earth- exiting radiance. These radiances are the geophysical properties the instrument has been designed to measure. With solar radiation-based calibration, sphere radiation-based calibration, on-orbit calibrator and ground-based calibration, the remote sensor data can be quantitatively applied on atmosphere, environment. The precision of several methods is mentioned in the paper. The Chinese meteorological satellites had used the procedures to calibrate the sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3505, Imaging System Technology for Remote Sensing, (18 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317829
Show Author Affiliations
Qingbo Zheng, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Lei Ding, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3505:
Imaging System Technology for Remote Sensing
Mingzhi Wei; Xinjian Yi; Jianzhong Han; Fiodor F. Sizov, Editor(s)

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