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Hyperspectral Imager Characterization and Calibration



John T. Woodward IV, Steven W. Brown, Allan W. Smith, Keith R. Lykke


Current radiometric calibration standards, specifically blackbody and lamp-based optical radiation sources, produce spatially, spectrally, and temporally simple scenes. Hyperspectral imaging instruments, which in-practice view spatially, spectrally, and temporally complex scenes, would benefit from advanced radiometric artifacts that more closely resemble scenes the sensor will ultimately view. Techniques and artifacts that advance sensor characterization and algorithms that reduce the impact of scattered light on sensor performance are presented in this work. Example applications of the new technologies and algorithms on remote sensing hyperspectral imaging instruments are presented.
Conference Dates
July 12-17, 2009
Conference Location
Cape Town
Conference Title
2009 IEEE Internation Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium


Calibration, Hyperspectral Imaging, Image Generation, Radiometry


Woodward, J. , Brown, S. , Smith, A. and Lykke, K. (2009), Hyperspectral Imager Characterization and Calibration, 2009 IEEE Internation Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Cape Town, -1, [online], (Accessed May 22, 2024)


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Created December 1, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017