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Calibration and Characterization Process

By • Aug 20th, 2010 • Category: Highlights

The RST project continues to participate in numerous calibration and characterization processes and efforts. Some of the current highlights include:

  • Providing support for the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Tuz Golu satellite radiometric field campaign and assessment in Turkey from August 14-25, 2010 and assessment where 11 field teams including the South Dakota State University (SDSU) imaging science team are being overflown by over 12 satellite instrument types. More information is available on the calval portal daily blog,
  • Providing cal/val information for the Office of Budget Management (OBM) presentation and discussed cross calibration requirements at the LDCM Calibration Team Technical Interchange Meeting this week.
  • Developed the joint agenda for the CEOS Joint Working Group on Calibration Validation (WGCV)/ Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS) session, and will be providing support and presentations for the meeting scheduled for September 13-17, 2010.
  • Completing the USGS Sensor Type Certification work effort with Pictometry International and will be sending a USGS certification letter and report in the near future. There are 4 additional sensor manufacturers ready to begin the certification process as soon as USGS Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA) are completed.
  • Currently working to establish an agreement with the State of North Carolina for the 4th USGS National Characterization and Evaluation Range. Current completed ranges include Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Rolla, Missouri and Pueblo, Colorado.

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