August 30 - September 2, 2021

2021 Call for Papers

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You Need Better Data, Not More Data.

Calibration can dramatically improve the quality of your data, making analysis easier and results more reliable. The Characterization and Radiometric Calibration for Remote Sensing Annual Meeting (CALCON) provides a forum for scientists, engineers, managers, and leads to discuss challenges and solutions. Discussion Topics include calibration, characterization, image enhancement, remote sensing, and radiometric issues within the within the UV, VIS, IR, microwave, and SAR spectral ranges.

CALCON is not just for calibration engineers. Program leaders can improve the probability of mission success by understanding calibration basics and the benefits of well-calibrated data.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Dante Lauretta

Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-REx Mission
Professor, Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry, University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Wednesday, September 1

Full Bio

CALCON is designed for:

  • Engineers, scientists, or managers developing measurement requirements for current and future sensor systems who want to:
    • Discuss calibration challenges and solutions with other experts
    • Help foster continuity and advancement within the community
    • Close the gap between expectations and real-world experiences
    • Potentially discover solutions to specific program challenges
  • Program managers, mission operators, or mission leads who want to learn how to:
    • Improve data quality and get more out of their data
    • Improves mission analytics and save money by using proper calibration
    • Produce results that meet mission requirements
    • Understand how calibration affects mission systems and provides risk reduction
    • Use expert peer reviews to benefit their mission

If attending CALCON this year, check with your home institution to find out if attendance satisfies any training requirements. CALCON provides open and restricted sessions, up to TS//SI/TK//NOFORN.