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Calibration of the visible and near-infrared channels of the LANDSAT-5 Thematic Mapper using high-altitude aircraft measurementsVisible near-infrared sensors mounted on operational satellites now in use do not have on-board full aperture absolute calibration devices. One means of establishing an in-orbit calibration for a satellite sensor is to make simultaneous measurements of a bright, uniform scene along the satellite view vector from a calibrated instrument on board a high altitude aircraft. In the work reported here, aircraft data were recorded over White Sands, New Mexico at satellite overpass time for the LANDSAT-5 Thematic Mapper (TM). A comparison of the coincident aircraft and orbiting satellite data showed the radiometric gain for TM channel 1 had degraded 4.7 percent by August 28, 1985; gains for TM channels 2 and 3 were within 1 percent of prelaunch values.
Document ID
19900017822
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Smith, G. R. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Washington, DC., United States)
Levin, R. H. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Washington, DC., United States)
Knoll, J. S. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Washington, DC., United States)
Koyanagi, R. S. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Washington, DC., United States)
Wrigley, R. C. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1990
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-102185
NAS 1.15:102185
A-89107
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 677-22-29
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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