20 June 1997 Resolution verification targets for airborne and spaceborne imaging systems at the Stennis Space Center
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Abstract
The number of available spaceborne and airborne systems will dramatically increase over the next few years. A common systematic approach toward verification of these systems will become important for comparing the systems' operational performance. The Commercial Remote Sensing Program at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi has developed design requirements for a remote sensing verification target range to provide a means to evaluate spatial, spectral, and radiometric performance of optical digital remote sensing systems. The verification target range consists of spatial, spectral, and radiometric targets painted on a 150- by 150-meter concrete pad located at SSC. The design criteria for this target range are based upon work over a smaller, prototypical target range at SSC during 1996. This paper outlines the purpose and design of the verification target range based upon an understanding of the systems to be evaluated as well as data analysis results from the prototypical target range.
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Rodney McKellip, Rodney McKellip, Ding Yuan, Ding Yuan, William Graham, William Graham, Donald E. Holland, Donald E. Holland, David Stone, David Stone, William Ed Walser, William Ed Walser, Chengye Mao, Chengye Mao, } "Resolution verification targets for airborne and spaceborne imaging systems at the Stennis Space Center", Proc. SPIE 3062, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III, (20 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276677; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.276677
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