Schroeder, Manfred and Poutier, L. and Müller, Rupert and Dinguirard, M. and Reinartz, Peter and Briottet, X. (2001) Intercalibration of optical satellites - a case study with MOMS and SPOT. Aerospace Science and Technology, 5 (4), pp. 305-315.
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The homogeneous test site of La Crau (South of France) was used for radiometric calibration of the MOMS camera onboard the Russian MIR-Station and of the HRV/HRVIR cameras on the SPOT 1 and SPOT 4 satellites. The test site has an extension of approximately 400 m x 400 m and is composed of pebbles which are sparcely covered with dry low vegetation. For the spectral characterization of the test site reflectance measurements with a field spectrometer and a field multichannel radiometer as well as multispectral images from a scanner onboard a low flying aircraft were obtained. To determine atmospheric optical parameters the direct transmission of the atmosphere was measured with sunphotometers and the ground spectrometer simultaneously with the overpass of the space cameras. With the measured reflectances and atmospheric parameters, the Modtran 3.5  radiative transfer code was used to calculate the spectral radiance reaching the space cameras. The paper describes the measuring techniques and discusses the calibration results.
|Title:||Intercalibration of optical satellites - a case study with MOMS and SPOT|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Aerospace Science and Technology|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 305-315|
|Keywords:||Radiometric Calibration / Ground Reflectance / Atmospheric Modelling / MOMS / SPOT|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Remote Sensing Technology Institute|
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||06 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||06 Jan 2010 22:05|
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