ISPRS - Technical Commission I 2000-2004

Sensors, Platforms and Imagery


Stanley Morain, PresidentStanley Morain
Earth Data Analysis Center
MSC01 1110
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001
+1 505 277 3622 ext 228
+1 505 277 3614



Amy Budge, SecretaryAmy Budge
Earth Data Analysis Center
MSC01 1110
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001
+1 505-277-3622, ext 231
+1 505 277 3614


Terms of Reference
  • Design and realization of aerial and spaceborne missions for earth observation
  • Standardization of definitions and measurements of sensor related parameters
  • Design, construction, characterization, installation, testing, calibration and evaluation of imaging sensors and scanners
  • Integration of imaging and other systems
  • Design, performance and techniques of data reception and pre-processing
  • Geometric and radiometric properties of image data, quality standards, and factors (environmental and others) affecting data quality
  • Technical systems for recording sensor data, film scanners and auxiliary data (time, position, attitude, etc.) and media (film, magnetic, optical, etc.)


WG I/1 - Define Standards for Sensor Parameters

Charles Mondello

Corporate Development
100 Town Centre Drive, Suite A
Rochester, NY 14623
+ 1-716-486-0093, ext 237
+ 1-716-486-0098

John C. Baker

1200 South Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202-5050
+ 1-703-713-1100, ext 5251

Bill Stoney

Mitretek Systems
7525 Colshire Drive
McLean, VA 22102-7400
+ 1-703-610-1768
WG I/1  Terms of Reference
  • Identify and define a common set of sensor and sensor system parameters
  • Promote adoption of standardized parameters among sensor manufacturers
  • Participate in ISO TC 172/SC1, SC9
  • Design data model for, and populate, an electronic database of sensors, platforms, and launch status of new satellite sensors
  • Collaborate with CEOS to develop a comprehensive database of sensor and platform specifications
  • Pursue organizations to collaborate in support of data model and database maintenance
  • Participate in ISO TC 172/SC1, SC9
  • Liaise with CEOS member organizations to identify and appoint cross-over WG membership


WG I/2 - Sensor Calibration and Testing

Manfred Schroeder

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Remote Sensing Technology Institute
D-822309 Oberpfaffenhofen, P.O.B. 1116
+49 (81 53) 28-2790
+49 (81 53) 28-1444

Veljko M. Jovanovic

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 169-315
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109

Bruce Davis

Commercial Remote Sensing Program
Mail Code XA00 Bldg 1100
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
WG I/2  Terms of Reference
  • Radiometric and geometric calibration of wide-swath and multi-viewing angle sensors
  • Techniques for laboratory calibration of sensors
  • In-flight sensor calibration and development of calibration test sites
  • inventory of existing and planned calibration test fields and their characteristics
  • Calibration and evaluation of image scanners
  • Assess effects of viewing angle on spectral and radiometric data from wide-swath and multi-viewing angle satellite sensors
  • Liase with CEOS WGCV, ISO TC 172/SC9, ISO TC 42/WG3 and WG20 and related organizations


WG I/3 - Active Sensor Systems

Mike Renslow

Spencer B. Gross, Inc.
13545 NW Science Park Drive
Portland, OR 97229
+1 503-646-1733
+1 503-626-4818

Anthony J. Lewis

Department of Geography and Anthropology
Louisiana State University
Baton, Rouge, LA 70803
+1 225-578-6199
+1 225-578-4420
WG I/3  Terms of Reference
  • Collaborate with CEOS to identify global test sites for evaluating SAR, LIDAR, and INSAR systems
  • Assess precision and accuracy of active sensors that generate DEM data sets
  • Evaluate data recording and pre-processing systems to generate optimal data sets for analysis and measurement
  • Recommend best practices for integrating attitude and position information with data processing algorithms


WG I/4 - Advanced Sensor Systems

Shimada Masanobu

Earth Observation Research Center
National Space Development Agency of Japan
Harumi 1-8-10
Harumi Island Triton Square Office Tower X22
Chuoh-Ku, Tokyo-To, 104-6023
+ 81-3-6221-9071
+ 81-3-6221-9192

Janio Kono

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Av. Dos Astronautas, 1758
Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, 12227-010
+ 55-12-345-6607
+ 55-12-341-1890

Raad A. Saleh

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
ERSC, 1225 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706
+ 1-608-263-3622
+ 1-603-262-5964
WG I/4  Terms of Reference
  • Small satellites for Earth observation-complexity, reliability, and comparative costs
  • Platform guidance, navigation and positioning, integration of GPS, and orientation systems
  • Performance of high resolution and hyperspectral imaging systems for Earth system science
  • Monitor and report developments of new sensors such as smart sensors, polarization sensors, pollution monitors, laser altimeters, and precipitation radar


WG I/5 - Platform and Sensor Integration

Karsten Jacobsen

Universitat Hannover
Niemburger Strasse 1
D-30162 Hannover
+49 511-762-2485
+49 511-762-2483

Ismael Colomina

Institute of Geomatics
Parc de Montjuïc
E-08038 Barcelona, Catalonia
+34 93 567 15 00
+34 93 567 15 69
WG I/5  Terms of Reference
  • Define best practices for recording and presenting sensor data together with auxiliary platform data-GPS, INS, orbital definition
  • Liaise with Commission-III
  • Capability of high resolution earth observation systems
  • Relation and long-time stability of attitude and position information to sensor orientation


WG I/6 - Airborne Optical Sensor Systems

Brian Huberty

Regional Wetlands Inventory Manager
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Ecological Services
1 Federal Drive
Mail Stop 4056, BHW Bldg.
Ft. Snelling, MN 55111-4056
+ 1-612-713-5332
+ 1-612-713-5292

Brian Gorin

Advanced Technology Group
BAE Systems: Reconnaissance and Surveillance
One Hazeltine Way
Greenlawn, N.Y. 11740
+ 1-631-912-2561

Richard Watson

Earth Data Analysis Center
University of New Mexico
Bandelier West, Room 111
Albuquerque, NM 87131-6031
+ 1-505-277-3622, ext 232
+ 1-505-277-3614
WG I/6  Terms of Reference
  • Assess data quality for advanced aerial digital camera and video systems
  • Integrate airborne digital camera and video systems into user applications
  • Install, test, and calibrate airborne digital camera and video systems on aerial platforms
  • Develop guidelines for designing aerial missions for small format and video data acquisitions



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