Preflight solar-based calibration of SeaWiFS

Stuart F. Biggar, Philip N. Slater, Kurtis J. Thome, Alan W. Holmes, Robert A. Barnes

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A new method for performing a preflight calibration of an optical remote sensing instrument with an on-board solar diffuser calibration system is presented. The rationale, method, advantages, disadvantages, error sources, and expected accuracies are discussed. The method was applied to the SeaWiFS sensor to be flown on the SeaStar satellite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-242
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Aug 25 1993
EventSensor Systems for the Early Earth Observing System Platforms 1993 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 11 1993Apr 16 1993

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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