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Landsat-8 Operational Land Imager Design, Characterization and Performance

Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp., 1600 Commerce Street, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
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Remote Sens. 2014, 6(11), 10286-10305;
Received: 18 July 2014 / Revised: 24 September 2014 / Accepted: 27 September 2014 / Published: 24 October 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Landsat-8 Sensor Characterization and Calibration)
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The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat-8 represents a generational change from heritage Landsat instruments in its design, while it maintains data continuity with the 40+ year Landsat data archive. It preserves the 30-m ground sample distance, 185-km swath width and VIS/NIR/SWIR spectral bands. Furthermore, data continuity resulted from extensive pre-launch and on-orbit calibration and characterization campaigns. This paper presents an overview of the OLI design, the pre-launch characterization results and the on-orbit performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: Landsat; Operational Land Imager; OLI; pushbroom sensor; land remote sensing Landsat; Operational Land Imager; OLI; pushbroom sensor; land remote sensing

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Knight, E.J.; Kvaran, G. Landsat-8 Operational Land Imager Design, Characterization and Performance. Remote Sens. 2014, 6, 10286-10305.

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