MULTISPECTRAL THERMAL IMAGER SCIENCE, DATA PRODUCT AND GROUND DATA PROCESSING OVERVIEW.

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The mission of the Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) satellite is to demonstrate the efficacy of highly accurate multispectral imaging for passive characterization of urban and industrial areas, as well as sites of environmental interest. The satellite makes top-of-atmosphere radiance measurements that are subsequently processed into estimates of surface properties such as vegetation health, temperatures, material composition and others. The system also provides simultaneous data for atmospheric characterization at high spatial resolution. To utilize these data the MTI science program has several coordinated components, including modeling, comprehensive ground-truth measurements, image acquisition planning, data processing and data analysis and interpretation . Algorithms ... continued below

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SZYMANSKI, J.; BALICK, L. & AL, ET April 1, 2001.

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The mission of the Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) satellite is to demonstrate the efficacy of highly accurate multispectral imaging for passive characterization of urban and industrial areas, as well as sites of environmental interest. The satellite makes top-of-atmosphere radiance measurements that are subsequently processed into estimates of surface properties such as vegetation health, temperatures, material composition and others. The system also provides simultaneous data for atmospheric characterization at high spatial resolution. To utilize these data the MTI science program has several coordinated components, including modeling, comprehensive ground-truth measurements, image acquisition planning, data processing and data analysis and interpretation . Algorithms have been developed to retrieve a multitude of physical quantities and these algorithms are integrated in a processing pipeline architecture that emphasizes automation, flexibility and programmability. This paper describes the MTI data products and ground processing, as well as the ''how to'' aspects of starting a data center from scratch.

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-01-1941
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
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SZYMANSKI, J.; BALICK, L. & AL, ET. MULTISPECTRAL THERMAL IMAGER SCIENCE, DATA PRODUCT AND GROUND DATA PROCESSING OVERVIEW., article, April 1, 2001; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc724581/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.