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Development and application of automated vicarious calibration system
Wei Wei1;2, Shuai Song3, Yangang Sun4, Ganggang Qiu1;2, Xin Li1, and Xiaobing Zheng1
1 Key Laboratory of Optical Calibration and Characterization, [Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics], Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 , China
2 [University of Sciences and Technology of China], Hefei 2 3002 6, China
3 [Troop 61741 of PLA], Beijing 100094, China
4 [Shanghai Maritime University], Shanghai 201306, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(10): pp.100101

Topic:Atmospheric optics and oceanic optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 010.0280  280.4788  120.0280  120.5630  

In order to improve the frequency and precision of radiometric calibration, the automated vicarious calibration system (AVCS) is developed and deployed at the Dunhuang test site to perform vicarious calibration without the in situ manned measurements. The surface and atmospheric parameters are automatically collected by AVCS. An absolute radiometric calibration approach based on AVCS is proposed. Six successful calibrations of the Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) are conducted. The results are in good agreement with the on-board calibration system with all the relative differences less than 4%. It enables us to monitor the change of a sensor over long time scales.

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Posted online:2017/7/26

Get Citation: Wei Wei, Shuai Song, Yangang Sun, Ganggang Qiu, Xin Li, and Xiaobing Zheng, "Development and application of automated vicarious calibration system," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(10), 100101(2017)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61505222), the Civil Aerospace Technology Advance Research Project (No. D040401), the United Foundation of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. 6141A01011602), the Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. CXJJ-15S103), and the Natural Science Foundation of Anhui Province (No. 1508085QD80).


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