WG I/4: Calibration and Validation of Satellite Sensors

Our Mission

ISPRS Working group I/4 aims to promote the development of new methodologies and techniques related to parameter design and simulation of space borne optical system, geometric/radiometric calibration and validation of optical satellite sensors and other systems such as LiDAR.

To reach this purpose, the WG organizes/co-organizes special sessions, workshops or symposiums to exchange the latest progress in the related research areas, and participates, contributes in several academic events organized by ISPRS or other communities.

Furthermore, the WG promotes the distribution and sharing of satellite (including but not limited to ZY3) images of several countries for the research related to calibration, validation, DEM/DOM generation and stereo mapping.


Working Group Officers:


Xinming TangXinming Tang
Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center
National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation
No.1 Baishengcun, Zizhuyuan
Haidian District
Beijing 100048
+86 10 68412138
+86 10 68412678

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Karsten JacobsenKarsten Jacobsen
Institute of Photogrammetry and Geoinformation
Leibniz University Hannover
Nienburger Str. 1
30167 Hannover
+49 511 762 2485
+49 511 762 2483

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Wang MiWang Mi
State Key LAB of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing
Wuhan University
No. 129, Luoyu Rd
Hubei Province
+86 27 68778969
+86 27 68778969

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Terms of Reference:

  • Parameter design and simulation of space borne optical system
  • Geometric/radiometric calibration and validation including laboratory and in-flight calibration of space borne optical sensors
  • Geometric imaging modeling of space borne optical sensors and/or LiDAR systems
  • Analysis of direct sensor orientation accuracy and changes during the lifetime of sensors
  • Evaluation of space borne sensors for DEM/DSM and DOM generation (cooperation with one working group of Commission II)