Best Practice Guidelines for Pre-Launch Characterization and Calibration of Instruments for Passive Optical Remote Sensing1

@inproceedings{Datla2011BestPG,
  title={Best Practice Guidelines for Pre-Launch Characterization and Calibration of Instruments for Passive Optical Remote Sensing1},
  author={Raju V. Datla and Joseph P. Rice and Keith R. Lykke and B. Carol Johnson and James J. Butler and Xiaoxiong Xiong},
  booktitle={Journal of research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology},
  year={2011}
}
The pre-launch characterization and calibration of remote sensing instruments should be planned and carried out in conjunction with their design and development to meet the mission requirements. The onboard calibrators such as blackbodies and the sensors such as spectral radiometers should be characterized and calibrated using SI traceable standards. In the case of earth remote sensing, this allows inter-comparison and intercalibration of different sensors in space to create global time series… CONTINUE READING