Remote Sensing Technologies

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JACIE 2018 Presentations

Monday September 17th

Welcoming & Opening Remarks: 9:00 AM

Greg Stensaas, USGS


Session 1: 9:15-10:30 AM

Moderator Greg Stensaas

Esad Micijevic, SGT Inc, “Radiometric Consistency of Landsat Collection 1 Products

Dymitry Varlyguin, GDA, “Assessment of the Surface Reflectance Calibration of PlanetScope 2 Imagery”

Robert Ryan, I2R, “Vicarious Ground-based Articial Light Source Radiometric Calibration of the VIIRS Day-Night High Gain Stage: Early Results”


Session 2: 11:00- 12:00 PM

Moderator: Raad Saleh, USGS

Raad Saleh, USGS, “Towards Best Practices and Standard Procedures in Support of Comprehensive Quality Assurance of Remote Sensing Data and Derived Products

Esad Micijevic, SGT Inc. , “Radiometric Comparison of Sentinel 2A, Sentinel2B and Landsat 8:  Lifetime Trending, Cross Calibration and Absolute Calibration Assessment over Libya 4 PICS

Michele Keuster, DigitalGlobe, Results from DigitalGlobe’s participation in the Inter-Agency Campaign at Railroad Valley in May 2018


Session 3: 1:00-3:00 PM

Moderator Dave Case, NGA

Rasmus Houberg, South Dakota State University / Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, “CubeSat, Sentinel-2, Landsat 8, and MODIS data fusion for enhanced land surface characterization

Ignacio Zuleta, Planet, “Planet’s Imaging Roadmap and SuperDove Imaging Product + ECCOE Panel”

Josh Greenberg, Planet, Cross-calibration of Planet Satellites

Ajit Sampath, SGT Inc., “USGS/JACIE Satellite Sensor Characterization Methods

Dave Case, NGA, “Overview of The Reflectance-based Calibration Uncertainty Evaluation Field Campaign

Session 4: 3:15- 4:45 PM

Moderator Kurt Thome, NASA

Brian Wenny, NASA, “RadCalNet: Ensuring consistent data quality across multiple ground sites of an operational radiometric calibration network

Kurt Thome, NASA, “Reflectance intercomparisons at a RadCalNet site for training and traceability

Lisa Haskell, Airbus, Harmonious Quality Management within the Copernicus Programme

Amit Angal, SSAI, “Intercomparison of the MODIS instruments using RadCalNet



Tuesday September 18th


Session 5: Government Panel: “Operating in a World of Multiple Data Sources”

8:45-11:00 AM

Moderator Greg Stensaas, USGS

Tim Newman, USGS

Dr. Steven Volz, Director of NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service

Greg Black, NGA, Director eGEOINT Management Office

Sandra Alba Cauffman, Science Division Deputy Director-NASA

Glenn Bethel, USDA, Remote Sensing Advisor

POSTER Session & Lunch 11:00-1:00PM

Session 6: Commercial Panel: “Visions for a Future Commercial and Government Remote Sensing”

1:00-3:00 PM

Moderator Jon Christopherson, SGT Inc.

Robbie Schingler, Planet, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder

Steve Wood, DigitalGlobe, Senior Director

Mike Warren, Descartes Labs, CTO & Co-Founder

Chris Biddy, Astro Digital, CEO & Co-Founder


Session 7:  3:15-4:45 PM

Moderator Curt Reynolds, USDA

Shawana Johnson, Global Marketing Insights, Inc, “Global At-Scale Interoperable Commercial Imagery Analytics Powers Convergence of Evidence Methodologies: Utilizing MODIS, Landsat, Sentinel, and Commercial New Space Providers and Weather Data

DongHan Lee, Director of Image Data System Development Division in KARI,” Analysis on Refinement of On-orbit MTF Estimation Edge Target”

Brad Doorn, NASA, “The NASA Commercial Data Purchase”



Wednesday September 19th

Session 8:   8:30-10:00 AM

Moderator Curt Reynolds, USDA

Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert,” The State of Commercial Aerial Sensors Technologies and the Geospatial Industry”

Mary Pagnutti, Innovative Imaging and Research Corp., “sUAS Camera Calibration for Remote Sensing “

Keith Beckett, Planet,” Cloud Detection for the Planet Dove and SkySat Constellations

Jack Ickes, Teledyne Brown Engineering, The DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer-Status and Calibration Update”

Session 9:  10:30-12:00 PM

Moderator Kurt Thome, NASA

Minsu Kim, SGT Inc, The Mitigation strategy for the atmospheric correction of Landsat OLI data”

Dmitry Varlyguin, GDA Corp, Analysis Ready, Frequent 10m Composites for Global Crop Monitoring”

Medhavy Thankappan, Geoscience Australia, Validation and interoperability of continental-scale surface reflectance from multiple sensors

Jeff Czapala-Myers, University of Arizona, Directional reflectance analysis of Railroad Valley, Nevada


Session 10:  1:00-2:45 PM

Moderator Dave Case, NGA

Andreas Brunn, Planet, Radiometric correction and absolute calibration of the SkySat constellation”

François Smith, Radiant Solutions, Impact of Atmospheric and Topography Compensation on Change Detection”

David Mulawa, DigitalGlobe Inc, Geolocation Accuracy Performance of the DigitalGlobe Constellation During 2017”

Denis Mutiibwa, ASRC Federal, Multi-Sensor Cross-Comparison of Landsat 8, DMC and Resourcesat-2-III for use in Agricultural Monitoring “

Jorge Gil, Deimos Imaging, Data Harmonization Methodology Based on Simultaneous Nadir Overpasses “

Session 11: 3:15-4:45 PM

Moderator Jon Christopherson, SGT, Inc.

Byron Smiley, Planet, Long Term Geometric Stability of the SkySat Constellation

Chris Peterson, Radiant Solutions, Evaluation and Comparison of Global DSMs”

Juan-Fernando Rodrigo, Deimos Imaging, A case study of a heterogeneous constellation: the PanGeo Alliance and beyond for the Copernicus program

Tina Ochoa, DigitalGlobe, Empirical Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function Model for Absolute Radiometric Calibration Sites”




























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