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JACIE 2019 Presentations

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Tuesday, September 24

Session 1: Tuesday, 8:30am-10:15am

Greg Stensaas - Welcome and Opening Remarks

JACIE Government Agency Panel:

Brad Doorn, NASA

Frank Avila, NGA

Mitch Goldberg, NOAA

Glenn Bethel, USDA

Tim Newman, USGS


Session 2: Tuesday, 10:30am -11:45am


Garik Gutman, NASA, "Analysis Results of the NASA Commercial Data Buy"

Andrew Mckenna, US Department of State, "Commercial Satellite Imagery and Remote Sensing for Humanitarian Operations"

Chris Biddy, Astro Digital, Proven capabilities of Landmapper-BC constellation


Session 3: Tuesday, 1:15pm-2:45pm


Steven Hartung, Maxar, "Automated bundle adjustment at extreme scales enabled by cloud computing"

DongHan Lee, KARI, "Spatial Quality from Edge target imaged by KOMPSAT-3"

Kara Burch, Innovative Imaging and Research, "The DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) Instrument On-Orbit Performance and Data Access"

Brian Markham, NASA, "Landsat 9 Pre-Launch Instrument Characterization and Calibration"


Session 4: Tuesday, 3:15pm- 4:45pm


Barbara Eckstein, L3Harris Technologies, "The Spectral NITF Implementation Profile (SNIP): A new data format standard from NGA for MSI and HSI datasets"

Sara Bahloul, Planet, "Quarterly Image Quality Reports at Planet"

Michele Kuester, Maxar, "Improvements in Calibration, and Validation of the Absolute Radiometric Response of MAXAR Earth-Observing Sensors"

Kurt Thome, NASA, "Applying lessons learned from vicarious calibration to surface reflectance validation"


Wednesday, September 25


Session 5: Wednesday, 8:30am-10:15am


Amy Weaver, NGA and Paul Meund, NRO, Cooperation in Commercial Data


 ESA’s Earth Data Assessment Pilot: Paving the Way for New Space Players

Valentina Boccia, ESA-ESRIN

Sam Hunt, UK National Physics Laboratory


Session 6: Wednesday, 10:30am -11:45am


PANEL SESSION: Moving Toward a Common Reporting Framework

Sam Hunt- NPL

Valentina Boccia, ESA ESRIN

Greg Stensaas, USGS, "Data Quality and Interoperability"

Ignacio Zuleta, Planet


Session 7: Wednesday, 1:15pm-2:45pm


Chris Durell, Labsphere, Inc., "On Demand Vicarious Calibration for Analysis Ready Data"

Francois Smith, Maxar, "Machine Learning Based Radiometric and Atmospheric Normalization and Cloud Filling"

Robert Ryan, Innovative Imaging and Research, "In-Flight Measurement of DESIS SNR Hyperspectral Imager Using Scene Data"

Minsu Kim, KBR, "Total Propagated Uncertainty of the Surface Reflectance of the Satellite Imagery"


Session 8: Wednesday, 3:15pm- 4:45pm


Stephen Schiller, Raytheon, Inc., "Demonstration of the Mirror-based Empirical Line Method Abstract"

Josh Greenberg, Planet, "Validation Study of Planet Doves against Sentinel-2 over Common Land Units"

Mary Pagnutti, Innovative Imaging and Research, "Simulating Virtual Satellite Constellations of Multispectral Imagers using Hyperspectral Satellite and Airborne"

Aparajithan Sampath, KBR, "Geometric and Spatial characterization Methods with examples from Planet and WorldView-3 data"


Thursday, September 26


Session 9: USGS Director and Commercial Space Leaders 8:30am-10:15am


Dr. James Reilly, USGS Director


Panel: Commercial Providers' Insights

Kevin Lousten, Digital Globe

Robbie Schingler, Planet


Session 10: Thursday, 10:30am -11:45am


Amit Angal, SSAI, "Intercomparison of the Terra imaging sensors: MODIS, MISR, and ASTER"

Chris Biddy, Astro Digital, Data calibration of Landmapper-BC satellite - v1.0

Alan Collison, Planet, "Planet Surface Reflectance: Implementing Atmospheric Correction for a Heterogenous Fleet of Satellites"


Session 11: Thursday, 1:15pm-2:45pm


Mary Pagnutti, Innovative Imaging and Research, "Laboratory Radiometric Calibration/Characterization of MicaSense Cameras for sUAS Applications"

Laurent Lebegue, CNES, "The CO3D demonstrator, a worldwide one-meter accuracy DEM for 2025"

Joshua Mann, KBR, "Collection-2, Level-2, and Level-2 field campaigns"

Minsu Kim, KBR, "Radiometric & Geometric evaluation of Dove Classic, Dove Landsat, and Dove-R"


Session 12: Thursday, 3:15pm- 4:45pm


Medhavy Thankappan, Geoscience Australia, "Results from field-based validation of continental scale surface reflectance in Australia"

Michael Choate, USGS, "Landsat Sentinel 2 Global Reference Image (GRI) Harmonization"

Cibele Teixeira Pinto, SDSU, "New Approach for Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Sites Evaluation"

Jon Christopherson, KBR, "Need for On-Orbit Gold Standard"