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Guidelines for Radiometric Calibration of Electro-Optical Instruments for Remote Sensing



Howard W. Yoon, Raghu N. Kacker


This publication provides guidelines for conducting radiometric calibrations of electro-optical (EO) sensors. It is intended for use by managers, technical oversight personnel, scientists, and engineers as a reference for planning and successfully executing sensor calibrations. This document is a collaborative effort between the US government, academic institutions, and industry, and represents lessons learned from experts with years of accumulated knowledge and experience planning, reviewing, preparing, conducting, analyzing, implementing, and reporting calibration efforts.
Handbook (NIST HB) - 157
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calibration, remote sensing, satellite sensor, validation


Yoon, H. and Kacker, R. (2015), Guidelines for Radiometric Calibration of Electro-Optical Instruments for Remote Sensing, Handbook (NIST HB), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 23, 2024)


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Created May 8, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018