22 September 2009 RapidEye product quality assessment
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Geometric and radiometric product quality are critical to enable the use of remotely sensed imagery [1,2]. Over a period of nine months following the launch, the constellation of five RapidEye satellites underwent an iterative process of commissioning, calibration and product quality assessment. This paper describes the post-launch calibration techniques used to characterize the payloads, summarizes the calibration results, and documents the product quality achieved. It illustrates how ground-based post-launch calibration techniques were successfully used to mount a geometric and radiometric calibration campaign consistent with a small-sat satellite mission, to produce high quality imagery products.
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Keith Beckett, Keith Beckett, Chris Rampersad, Chris Rampersad, Rony Putih, Rony Putih, Brian Robertson, Brian Robertson, Joe Steyn, Joe Steyn, George Tyc, George Tyc, } "RapidEye product quality assessment", Proc. SPIE 7474, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII, 74741L (22 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830548; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.830548
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