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In-flight radiometry of an airborne multispectral sensorThe in-flight radiometric behavior of the NS001 Landsat Thematic Mapper simulator is being reexamined. The absolute radiometric calibration and polarization sensitivity are being analyzed based on data collected in 1990 and 1991. The NS001 has continuously variable gain settings controlled by the aircraft operator. As such, the of in-flight calibration source, an integrating sphere in the solar reflective spectrum, is the only means for calibrating this instrument. Upgrades to the power supply and monitoring circuitry in 1990 improved the in-flight stability. Preliminary results in-flight calibrations of the NS001 indicate no improvement in radiometric accuracy. Laboratory tests have also shown that the NS001 shows strong sensitivity to the degree of polarization and state of the incoming radiations. Simulation studies for typical in-flight conditions have shown that for the NS001 scanning in the principal plane of the sun over a vegetated target, radiance errors reached +/-10 percent in the 0.45-0.52-micron channel and varied with scan angle.
Document ID
19930063910
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Markham, Brian L. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Ahmad, Suraiya P. (Hughes-STX Corp. Lanham, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: IGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vol. 2 (A93-47551 20-43)
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
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IDRelationTitle19930063554Analytic PrimaryIGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vols. 1 & 2