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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