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IKONOS technical performance assessment
Author(s): Mark K. Cook; Brad A Peterson; Gene Dial; Laurie Gibson; Frank W. Gerlach; Kevin S. Hutchins; Robert Kudola; Howard S. Bowen
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Paper Abstract

The world's first high-resolution commercial satellite, IKONOS, was launched by Lockheed Martin for Space Imaging in September of 1999. The IKONOS satellite contains both a 1-meter 11-bit panchromatic sensor and a 4-band 4-meter 11-bit multispectral sensor. After launch a detailed On-Orbit Product Verification program was conducted to verify the IKONOS satellite and ground station products met all design specifications. This paper shares the results of the On-Orbit Product Verification program. Descriptions of the image quality attributes and a comparison between system requirements and On-orbit performance are included. The verified attributes are the Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), Band to Band Registration, and Radiometric and Geometric Accuracy. The Geometric Accuracy is examined with respect to all ground processed product requirements to produce monoscopic, stereo, orthorectified, and digital terrain matrix products. The result of this On-orbit testing and subsequent analyses show that all IKONOS system requirements have been met or exceeded.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2001
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4381, Algorithms for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VII, (20 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436997
Show Author Affiliations
Mark K. Cook, Space Imaging, Inc. (United States)
Brad A Peterson, Space Imaging, Inc. (United States)
Gene Dial, Space Imaging, Inc. (United States)
Laurie Gibson, Space Imaging, Inc. (United States)
Frank W. Gerlach, Space Imaging, Inc. (United States)
Kevin S. Hutchins, Space Imaging, Inc. (United States)
Robert Kudola, Space Imaging, Inc. (United States)
Howard S. Bowen, Space Imaging, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4381:
Algorithms for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VII
Sylvia S. Shen; Michael R. Descour, Editor(s)

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