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Remote Sens. 2014, 6(3), 1918-1937; doi:10.3390/rs6031918
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Vicarious Radiometric Calibration of a Multispectral Camera on Board an Unmanned Aerial System

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Received: 16 December 2013; in revised form: 7 February 2014 / Accepted: 19 February 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014
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Abstract: Combinations of unmanned aerial platforms and multispectral sensors are considered low-cost tools for detailed spatial and temporal studies addressing spectral signatures, opening a broad range of applications in remote sensing. Thus, a key step in this process is knowledge of multi-spectral sensor calibration parameters in order to identify the physical variables collected by the sensor. This paper discusses the radiometric calibration process by means of a vicarious method applied to a high-spatial resolution unmanned flight using low-cost artificial and natural covers as control and check surfaces, respectively.
Keywords: radiometric calibration; vicarious method; multispectral camera; UAS; low-cost targets; radiance; remote sensing radiometric calibration; vicarious method; multispectral camera; UAS; low-cost targets; radiance; remote sensing
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Del Pozo, S.; Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, P.; Hernández-López, D.; Felipe-García, B. Vicarious Radiometric Calibration of a Multispectral Camera on Board an Unmanned Aerial System. Remote Sens. 2014, 6, 1918-1937.

AMA Style

Del Pozo S, Rodríguez-Gonzálvez P, Hernández-López D, Felipe-García B. Vicarious Radiometric Calibration of a Multispectral Camera on Board an Unmanned Aerial System. Remote Sensing. 2014; 6(3):1918-1937.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Del Pozo, Susana; Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, Pablo; Hernández-López, David; Felipe-García, Beatriz. 2014. "Vicarious Radiometric Calibration of a Multispectral Camera on Board an Unmanned Aerial System." Remote Sens. 6, no. 3: 1918-1937.


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