Sensor Radiometric and Geometric Characteristics

Satellites Sensor Scanner Radiom.Res. Radiom.Acc. Geoloc.Acc. MTF
ADEOS-1 AVNIR-1 pushbroom 8 10 100 >0.20
ALOS AVNIR-2 pushbroom 8 4.6 75 >0.20
CBERS-1, 2, 2B CCD pushbroom 8 2 to 15 2000 0.35
CBERS-1, 2 IRMSS whiskbroom 8 10 2000 0.35
EO-1 ALI pushbroom 16 5 50 0.25
EO-1 Hyperion pushbroom 12 6 100 0.35
IMS-1 MX-T pushbroom 10 N.A. N.A. N.A.
IRS-1A, 1B LISS-I pushbroom 7 10 2200 0.20
IRS-1A, 1B LISS-II pushbroom 7 10 2200 0.20
IRS-1C, 1D, P2 LISS-IIIA pushbroom 7 10 1500 0.20
IRS-P6 LISS-IIIB pushbroom 7 5 500 0.20
IRS-P6 AWiFS pushbroom 10 5 500 0.20
JERS-1 OPS both 6 N.A. N.A. N.A.
Landsat 1, 2, 4, 5 MSS whiskbroom 6 15 2000 N.A.
Landsat 3 MSS-B whiskbroom 6 15 2000 N.A.
Landsat 4, 5 TM whiskbroom 8 10 100 N.A.
Landsat 7 ETM+ whiskbroom 8 5 50 0.28
SAC-C HRTC whiskbroom 8 N.A. N.A. N.A.
SPOT-1, 2, 3 HRV pushbroom 8 6 400 0.25-0.50
SPOT-4 HRVIR pushbroom 8 6 350 0.30-0.50
SPOT-5 HRG pushbroom 8 6 50 >0.30
Terra ASTER pushbroom 8, 12 TIR 4, 1°K TIR 50 >0.25
THEOS MS pushbroom 8 10 300 0.12

Notes: Scanner refers to the type of scanner used by the sensor, usually either whiskbroom (across track) or pushbroom (along track). Both refers to sensors with two independent radiometers, one a whiskbroom and the other a pushbroom. Radiom.Res. refers to radiometric resolution or quantization, in bits. Radiom.Acc. refers to radiometric accuracy, in %. Geoloc.Acc. refers to absolute systematic geolocation accuracy, in meters. MTF refers to modulation transfer function at Nyquist frequency. N.A. indicates that specific information was not available.