Absolute Radiometric Calibration for KOMPSAT-3 AEISS and Cross Calibration Using Landsat-8 OLI

  • Ahn, Hoyong (Dept. of Spatial Information Engineering, Pukyoung National University) ;
  • Shin, Dongyoon (Road Policy Research Center, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements) ;
  • Lee, Sungu (Ground System Development Team, Korea Aerospace Research Institute) ;
  • Choi, Chuluong (Dept. of Spatial Information Engineering, Pukyoung National University)
  • Received : 2017.07.31
  • Accepted : 2017.08.30
  • Published : 2017.08.31


Radiometric calibration is a prerequisite to quantitative remote sensing, and its accuracy has a direct impact on the reliability and accuracy of the quantitative application of remotely sensed data. This paper presents absolute radiometric calibration of the KOMPSAT-3 (KOrea Multi Purpose SATellite-3) and cross calibration using the Landsat-8 OLI (Operational Land Imager). Absolute radiometric calibration was performed using a reflectance-based method. Correlations between TOA (Top Of Atmosphere) radiances and the spectral band responses of the KOMPSAT-3 sensors in Goheung, South Korea, were significant for multispectral bands. A cross calibration method based on the Landsat-8 OLI was also used to assess the two sensors using near simultaneous image pairs over the Libya-4 PICS (Pseudo Invariant Calibration Sites). The spectral profile of the target was obtained from EO-1 (Earth Observing-1) Hyperion data over the Libya-4 PICS to derive the SBAF (Spectral Band Adjustment Factor). The results revealed that the TOA radiance of the KOMPSAT-3 agree with Landsat-8 within 5.14% for all bands after applying the SBAF. The radiometric coefficient presented here appears to be a good standard for maintaining the optical quality of the KOMPSAT-3.


Supported by : Pukyong National University


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