Inflight Radiometric Calibration for a Multi-Band Sensor Onboard Risesat with the Moon

Masataka Imai, Toru Kouyama, Junichi Kurihara, Toshinori Kuwahara, Shinya Fujita, Yuji Sakamoto, Sei Ichi Saitoh, Takafumi Hirata, Yukihiro Takahashi

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Abstract

Radiometric calibration with the Moon (called the lunar calibration) is a promising method for evaluating the performance of instruments onboard satellites orbiting around the Earth. In particular, the lunar calibration can provide inflight radiometric calibration opportunities for nano/microsatellites whose priorities are technical demonstrations and scientific observations during rather a short lifetime. In this study, we have applied the lunar calibration to a recently launched microsatellite named RISESAT. RISESAT had observed the Moon every month for a half year after the launch with an onboard instrument OOC. By simulating the Moon brightness for each observation based on the ROLO and SELENE/SP Moon models, we succeeded to measure < 2 % of a small degradation in four months. Further comparison of the observation and the simulation irradiance of the Moon revealed the bluing trend in the OOC's inter-band ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6222-6225
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728163741
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep 26
Event2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2020 - Virtual, Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 2020 Sep 262020 Oct 2

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Waikoloa
Period20/9/2620/10/2

Keywords

  • Lunar calibration
  • Microsatellite
  • ROLO
  • Remote sensing
  • SP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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