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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 11 — May. 31, 2004
  • pp: 2463–2477

New approach for the radiometric calibration of spectral imaging systems

David D. R. Kohler, W. Paul Bissett, Robert G. Steward, and Curtiss O. Davis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 11, pp. 2463-2477 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.002463


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Abstract

The calibration of multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems is typically done in the laboratory using an integrating sphere, which usually produces a signal that is red rich. Using such a source to calibrate environmental monitoring systems presents some difficulties. Not only is much of the calibration data outside the range and spectral quality of data values that are expected to be captured in the field, using these measurements alone may exaggerate the optical flaws found within the system. Left unaccounted for, these flaws will become embedded in to the calibration, and thus, they will be passed on to the field data when the calibration is applied. To address these issues, we used a series of well-characterized spectral filters within our calibration. It provided us with a set us stable spectral standards to test and account for inadequacies in the spectral and radiometric integrity of the optical imager.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible

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History
Original Manuscript: April 1, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2004
Published: May 30, 2004

Citation
David Kohler, W. Bissett, Robert Steward, and Curtiss Davis, "New approach for the radiometric calibration of spectral imaging systems," Opt. Express 12, 2463-2477 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-11-2463


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