31 December 1997 Quality assurance and stability reference (QUASAR) monitoring concept for calibration/validation
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The paper introduces the concept that calibration/validation (cal/val) can play an essential role in bringing remote sensing to mainstream consumers in an information-based society, provided that cal/val is an integral part of a quality-assurance strategy. A market model for remote sensing is introduced and used to demonstrate that quality assurance is the key to bridging the gap between early adopters of technology and mainstream markets. The paper goes on to propose the semi-continuous monitoring of quality assurance and stability reference (QUASAR) sites as an important first step towards a cal/val infrastructure beneficial to mainstream users. Prospective QUASAR test sites are described.
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Phil M. Teillet, Phil M. Teillet, D. N. H. Horler, D. N. H. Horler, Norman T. O'Neill, Norman T. O'Neill, } "Quality assurance and stability reference (QUASAR) monitoring concept for calibration/validation", Proc. SPIE 3221, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites, (31 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298092; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.298092

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