Calibration Facility for multi-/hyperspectral Imagers (CHB (Calibration Home Base))

Measurements on the hyperspectral instrument ROSIS in the laboratory

Measured values

  • Radiometric sensitivity (spectral radiance)
  • Spatial resolution
  • Spectral resolution
  • Spectral sensitivity

Description of facility

The Calibration Home Base (CHB) is a unique facility located at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen that is dedicated to perform laboratory measurements of airborne optical sensors and hyperspectral field instruments in a wide spectral range from 380 nm to 2500 nm. A folding mirror design facilitates geometric and spectral measurements of heavy instruments up to 350 kg. The CHB was partly funded by ESA to establish a calibration facility for the airborne imaging spectrometer APEX, but it is used for other optical sensors as well.

CHB is accessible to customers. DLR provides the laboratory equipment required for calibration measurements. Trained staff is available to adapt the customer's instrument mechanically to CHB, set-up its communication with CHB Master software, operate CHB hardware and software, assist the measurements, and support in data interpretation.


Characterisation/calibration of geometric, spectral, and radiometric parameters of optical systems (focus on multi-/hyperspectral imagers).

Literature / References



Institute / Organization

Remote Sensing Technology Institute


Karim Lenhard
Remote Sensing Technology Institute

Dr.-Ing. Alexander Born
Technology Marketing

Robert Klarner
Technology Marketing

Similar Measures

Subsequent references to data sheets are given which describe with high probability similar measured values. The selection is made on the basis of semantic affinity:

Radiometric sensitivity (spectral radiance) :: more

Spatial resolution :: more

Spectral resolution :: more

Spectral sensitivity :: more