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Four years of Landsat-7 on-orbit geometric calibration and performance

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

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DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2004.836769

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Abstract

Unlike its predecessors, Landsat-7 has undergone regular geometric and radiometric performance monitoring and calibration since launch in April 1999. This ongoing activity, which includes issuing quarterly updates to calibration parameters, has generated a wealth of geometric performance data over the four-year on-orbit period of operations. A suite of geometric characterization (measurement and evaluation procedures) and calibration (procedures to derive improved estimates of instrument parameters) methods are employed by the Landsat-7 Image Assessment System to maintain the geometric calibration and to track specific aspects of geometric performance. These include geodetic accuracy, band-to-band registration accuracy, and image-to-image registration accuracy. These characterization and calibration activities maintain image product geometric accuracy at a high level - by monitoring performance to determine when calibration is necessary, generating new calibration parameters, and verifying that new parameters achieve desired improvements in accuracy. Landsat-7 continues to meet and exceed all geometric accuracy requirements, although aging components have begun to affect performance.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Four years of Landsat-7 on-orbit geometric calibration and performance
Series title:
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
DOI:
10.1109/TGRS.2004.836769
Volume
42
Issue:
12
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
First page:
2786
Last page:
2795