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JACIE 2017 Presentations

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Tuesday, September 19th

Session 1: Government Sponsors Session

Representing the Sponsoring Agencies:

Tim Newman-USGS

Frank Avila – NGA

Glenn Bethel –USDA

Kurt Thome –NASA

Xiangqian Wu – NOAA

Greg Stensaas –USGS


Session 2: Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andreas Kääb, University of Oslo, “Data Quality from Multiple Satellites to Measure Earth’s Cryosphere”

Kevin Ayers, NGA, “The Commercial GEOINT Activity”


Session 3: Commercial Panel Session

Commercial Panel:  “Government Role Developing a Robust, High-Quality Commercial R.S. Industry”

Digital Globe

Innovate Imaging and Research

Global Marketing Insights Inc.


Session 4  Technical Presentations

Alex Kudriashova– Astro Digital– “How Imagery Quality Impacts Analysis”

Andreas Brunn, Planet,”How Imagery Quality Impacts Analysis”

Ellis Freedman, Serious Science, LLC, “Using the Constant MTF Interpolator to Reduce Aperture Size in Imaging Systems”

Gail Skofronick-Jackson, NASA,” NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Intercalibration for Microwave Brightness Temperatures from NASA, NOAA, DMSP, and International Satellites


Wednesday, September 20th

Session 5 Technical Sessions

Chris Biddy, Astro Digital, “Key Elements of Calibration for High Quality Data in the Landmapper CubeSat Missions”

Arin Jumpasut, Planet, “Using lunar imagery to track long term trends within a fleet of satellites”

Chris Comp, Digital Globe, “WorldView-4 Instrument Performance and DigitalGlobe Constellation Accuracy Update”

Paul Bresnahan, NGA/IAI, Inc. “Planet Dove Constellation Absolute Geolocation Accuracy, Geolocation Consistency, and Bonds Co-Registration Analysis”


Session 6 Technical Sessions

Ray Perkins, Teledyne Brown Engineering, “The DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer – Pre-Launch Status and Ground Calibration Update”

Ignacio Zuleta, Planet, “Automated Image Quality assessment in a Large Mixed Constellation of Earth-Imaging Satellites”

Dennis Helder, S.D. State Univ, “Landsat 8 OLI and Sentinel 2 Data Interoperability:  Looking from the Calibration Perspective”

Steve Schiller– South Dakota State University, “Reflectance Calibration Using A Mirror-based Empirical Line Method”


Session 7  Technical Sessions

Byron Smiley, Planet, “Correcting the Absolute Geolocation Accuracy of SkySat Orthos at Planet”

Mary Pagnutti, I2R Corp, “Automated On-orbit Characterization of the DLR DESIS Sensor on the International Space Station”

Nick Wilson, Planet, “Absolute Radiometric Calibration of the Planet Dove Satellites”

Thursday, September 21st

Session 8 Technical Sessions

Becky Cudzilo, SSTL, US, “A small satellite piggy-back calibrator (PBR) enabling accurate absolute radiometric calibration”

Shawana Johnson and Nathan Longbotham, Global Marketing Insights and Descartes Labs, “Calibration and Delivery of Global-Scale Commercial Imagery in a Cloud-Based Computational Platform Optimized for Analysis such as Temporal Regressions, Machine Learning, and Change Detection”

James Storey, SGT, Inc., “Landsat-8/Sentinel-2 Registration Accuracy and Improvement Status”

DongHan Lee, Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), “Spatial Quality from Edge target imaged by KOMPSAT-3”


Session 9 Technical Sessions

Qassim Abdullah and Steve Lovin, Woolpert, Inc. “The Role of Public and Private Partnership in Fostering New Lidar Sensors & Technologies: The Woolpert Experience”

Jorge Gil, Deimos Imaging, “DEIMOS-1 Cross-calibration with Landsat and Sentinel-2”

Dmitry Varlyguin, GDA Corp., “Assessment of the Radiometric Calibration of PlanetScope 2 Dove Imagery”

Minsu Kim, SGT Inc., “Atmospheric correction of OLI Image Using Aerosol Optical Thickness Based on Scene-Derived Endmembers”


Session 10 Technical Sessions

Andrea Minchella, Airbus, “A Copernicus CQC Harmonization Activity to Consider the Correction of BRDF Effects in VHR Optical Imagery”

Amit Angal, SSAI Inc., “Cross-Calibration of the Reflective Solar Bands of Terra MODIS and Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+)”

Kevin Boyle, NGA, “Planet Dove- 15 Day Landmass Coverage Assessment”

Sara Bahloul, Planet, “High cadence stability of Planet Dove imagery – An evaluation for agricultural remote sensing applications using the NDVI”


Session 11  Technical Sessions

Tina Ochoa, Digital Globe, “Development of an Empirical Model of the Libya-4 Saharan Desert Site that Utilizes DigitalGlobe Imagery that are Calibrated by the Reflectance-Based Method”

Mustafa Teke, TUBITAK UZAY, “Experiences in Developing Satellite Image Processing Workflow for RASAT and GÖKTÜRK-2”

Paul Bresnahan, NGA/IAI, Inc., “Kompsat-3A Imagery Absolute Geolocation Accuracy Evaluation”

Ajit Sampath, SGT Inc, “Characterization of Planet and USGS-processed ResourceSat Data”


Session 12 Technical Sessions

Ajit Sampath, SGT Inc, “Geometric Quality Assessment Methods for LIDAR Data”

Jon Christopherson, SGT Inc.,“A Continuing Look at the Rapidly Evolving World of Remote Sensing”

Dave Case, NGA, “Comparison of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and RadCalNet Top of Atmosphere (TOA) Reflectance Data“


Wrap Up

Dr. Raad Saleh, USGS, “JACIE Best Practices”