5 March 2018 On-orbit point spread function estimation for THEOS imaging system
Suphongsa Khetkeeree, Sompong Liangrocapart
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Proceedings Volume 10714, Third International Conference on Photonics Solutions (ICPS2017); 107140P (2018)
Event: Third International Conference on Photonic Solutions, 2017, Pattaya, Thailand
In this paper, we present two approaches for net Point Spread Function (net-PSF) estimation of Thailand Earth Observation System (THEOS) imaging system. In the first approach, we estimate the net- PSF by employing the specification information of the satellite. The analytic model of the net- PSF based on the simple model of push-broom imaging system. This model consists of a scanner, optical system, detector and electronics system. The mathematical PSF model of each component is demonstrated in spatial domain. In the second approach, the specific target images from THEOS imaging system are analyzed to determine the net-PSF. For panchromatic imaging system, the images of the checkerboard target at Salon de Provence airport are used to analysis the net-PSF by slant-edge method. For multispectral imaging system, the new man-made targets are proposed. It is a pier bridge in Lamchabang, Chonburi, Thailand. This place has had a lot of bridges which have several width sizes and orientation. The pulse method is used to analysis the images of this bridge for estimating the net-PSF. Finally, the Full Width at Half Maximums (FWHMs) of the net-PSF of both approaches is compared. The results show that both approaches coincide and all Modulation Transfer Functions (MTFs) at Nyquist of both approaches are better than the requirement. However, the FWHM of multispectral system more deviate than panchromatic system, because the targets are not specially constructed for estimating the characteristics of the satellite imaging system.
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Suphongsa Khetkeeree and Sompong Liangrocapart "On-orbit point spread function estimation for THEOS imaging system", Proc. SPIE 10714, Third International Conference on Photonics Solutions (ICPS2017), 107140P (5 March 2018); Logo
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Point spread functions


Modulation transfer functions

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