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Aircraft Scanners

MASTER ~ MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator

Near Lake Mead 

Other airborne imagery collections: Advanced Solid-state Array Spectroradiometer    Aircraft Scanners

The MODIS/ASTER (MASTER) Airborne Simulator is a joint project involving the Airborne Sensor Facility at the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. The primary objectives of the MASTER activity is to support the ASTER/MODIS instrument teams in the area of algorithm development, calibration and validation.  The MASTER sensor will underfly the Terra (EOS-AM1), ASTER and MODIS sensors to provide an additional radiometric calibration to assist with in-flight instrument performance characterization.

For further information, or to order data,  please visit the Master website.

Instrument Characteristics:

Parameter

Wavelength 
Number of Channels
Number of Channels between 0.4-2.5um
Number of Channels between 3-5um
Number of Channels between 7-13um
Number of pixels per scan line (after roll correction)
Instantaneous Field of View
Total Field of View
Platforms
Scan Speed
Products
Calibration VIS-SWIR
Calibration MIR-TIR
NE delta T 
Data Format 
Digitization

Value

0.4-13 micrometers
50
25
15
10
716
2.5 milliradians
85.92 degrees
NASA ER-2 P-3B, DC-8, WB-57, B200
 6.25/12.5/25rps
Radiance at sensor, Level 1B
Laboratory Integrating Sphere
2 Blackbodies (1 heated 1 ambient)
0.1-0.5
HDF
16-bit

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