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EO-1 Advanced Land Imager in-flight calibration
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Mendenhall; Donald E. Lencioni; David R. Hearn; Alexander C. Parker
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Paper Abstract

The EO-1 Advanced Land Imager (ALI) is the first earth- orbiting instrument to be flown under NASA's New Millennium program. The ALI employs novel wide-angle optics and a multispectral and panchromatic spectrometer. EO-1 is a technology verification project designed to demonstrate comparable or improved Landsat spatial and spectral resolution with substantial mass, volume, and cost savings. This paper provides as overview of in-flight calibration and performance assessment of the Advanced Land Imager. Include dare techniques for calibrating and assessing focus and MTF using long, straight man-made objects and monitoring of radiometric linearity and offsets using an internal calibration source, standard Earth references scenes, and solar and lunar observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3439, Earth Observing Systems III, (3 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.325666
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey A. Mendenhall, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Donald E. Lencioni, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
David R. Hearn, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Alexander C. Parker, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3439:
Earth Observing Systems III
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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