Radiometric measurement comparisons using transfer radiometers in support of the calibration of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) sensors

James J. Butler, B. Carol Johnson, Steven W. Brown, Howard W. Yoon, Robert A. Barnes, Brian L. Markham, Stuart F. Biggar, Edward F. Zalewski, Paul R. Spyak, John W. Cooper, Fumihiro Sakuma

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Abstract

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Earth Observing System (EOS) Project Science Office has sponsored a number of radiometric measurement comparisons with the main purpose of validating the radiometric scale assigned to the integrating spheres by the instrument builders. This article describes the radiometric measurement comparisons, the use of stable transfer radiometers to perform the measurements, and the measurement approaches and protocols used to validate integrating sphere radiances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-192
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3870
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventSensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites III - Florence, Italy
Duration: Sep 20 1999Sep 23 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Butler, J. J., Johnson, B. C., Brown, S. W., Yoon, H. W., Barnes, R. A., Markham, B. L., Biggar, S. F., Zalewski, E. F., Spyak, P. R., Cooper, J. W., & Sakuma, F. (1999). Radiometric measurement comparisons using transfer radiometers in support of the calibration of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) sensors. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3870, 180-192.