Post-Launch Calibration of Satellite Sensors
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Radiometric and Geometric Calibration, December 2003, Mississippi, USA.
Increasingly, in the field of earth observation imagery, there is a need for image quality to be assessable in traceable Standard International Units (SIU), and for the standardization of common mapping projections. These two needs, plus the increased usage of combinations of data and image types, provided the stimuli for the development of this important volume.
Prepared by members of the Joint ISPRS/CEOS WGCV Task Force on Radiometric and Geometric Calibration, this book is a valuable text for those in the fields of remote sensing technology, calibration, Earth observation, and electro-optical sensor parameters.
By detailing current calibration procedures and the latest 'best practices', this latest addition to the ISPRS Series addresses the need for consistency throughout the discipline, and encourages the development of coherent, high-quality Earth observation imagery.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Needs, Terms, and Procedures for Calibration
How well do we understand Earth observation electro-optical sensor parameters?
Metrology for remote sensing radiometry
B.C. Johnson, S.W. Brown & J.P. Rice
Stability and accuracy requirements for passive satellite sensors for global climate change monitoring
R. Datla, W. Emery, G. Ohring, R. Spencer, & B. Wielicki
Chapter 2: Calibration Standards and Guidelines
Validated data and removal of bias through traceability to SI units
Status of standardization project ISO 19130
A proposed ISO/TC 211 standards project on radiometric calibration of remote sensing data
Chapter 3: Techniques for In-flight and On-orbit Calibration
System-level approach to characterization and radiometric calibration of a space-based electro-optical sensor
J. Tansock, A. Thurgood & M. Larsen
On-orbit MTF assessment of satellite cameras
D. Léger, F. Viallefont P. Déliot & C. Valorge
USGS/OSU progress with digital camera in-situ calibration methods
D.C. Merchant, A. Schenk, T. Yoon & A. Habib
Issues and methods for in-flight and on-orbit calibration
Chapter 4: Intersensor Calibration
In-flight intersensor radiometric calibration using vicarious approaches
Validating the MISR radiometric scale for the ocean aerosol science community
C.J. Bruegge, W. Abdou, D.J. Diner, B.J. Gaitley, M. Helmlinger, R.A. Kahn & J.V. Martonchik
Chapter 5: Calibration Programs
Forty years of experience with SPOT in-flight calibration
C. Valorge, A. Meygret, L. Lebégue, P. Henry, A. Bouillon, R. Gachet, E. Breton, D. Léger & F. Viallefont
The Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) team product characterization approach
V. Zanoni, M. Pagnutti, R.Ryan, D. Helder, W. Lehman, S. Roylance & G. Snyder
Camera calibration program in the United States: past, present, and future
Chapter 6: Building and Characterizing Calibration Test Ranges
In-flight characterization of spatial quality using point spread functions
D. Helder, T. Choi & M. Rangaswamy
Test ranges for metric calibration and validation of high-resolution satellite imaging systems
G. Dial & J. Grodecki
Locating potential vicarious calibration sites for high-spectral resolution sensors in the Negev Desert by GIS analysis
U. Gilead & A. Karnieli