9 October 2008 Updated results of calibration and validation of ALOS optical instruments
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This paper describes the updated results of calibration and validation for optical instruments onboard the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS, nicknamed "Daichi"), which was successfully launched on January 24th, 2006 and it is continuously operating very well. ALOS has an L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar called PALSAR and two optical instruments i.e. the Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping (PRISM) and the Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer type-2 (AVNIR-2). PRISM consists of three panchromatic radiometers, and is used to derive a digital surface model (DSM) with high spatial resolution that is an objective of the ALOS mission. Therefore, geometric calibration is important in generating a precise DSM by stereo pair image of PRISM. AVNIR-2 has four radiometric bands from blue to near infrared and uses for regional environment and disaster monitoring etc. The radiometric calibration and image quality evaluation are also important for AVNIR-2 as well as PRISM. This paper describes updated results of geometric calibration including geolocation determination accuracy evaluation of PRISM and AVNIR-2, image quality evaluation of PRISM, and validation of generated PRISM DSM. These works will be done during the ALOS mission life as an operational calibration to keep absolute accuracies of the standard products.
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Takeo Tadono, Masanobu Shimada, Junichi Takaku, Sachi Kawamoto, "Updated results of calibration and validation of ALOS optical instruments", Proc. SPIE 7106, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII, 71060J (9 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.801067; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.801067


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