The MODIS/ASTER (MASTER) airborne simulator is a joint development involving
the Airborne Sensor Facility at the Ames
Research Center, the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory and the EROS Data Center.
The primary objective of the MASTER activity is to support the ASTER
and MODIS instrument teams in the
areas of algorithm development, calibration and validation. MASTER is
essentially a clone of the MODIS
Airborne Simulator (MAS), with changes in the spectral band positions in
order to better simulate both ASTER and MODIS.
The MASTER development team devotes considerable effort to ensuring the
quality and accuracy of MASTER data products. If you publish scientific results
involving MASTER data, please include a reference to:
Hook, S. J. Myers, J. J., Thome, K. J., Fitzgerald, M. and A. B. Kahle, 2001. The
MODIS/ASTER airborne simulator (MASTER) - a new instrument for earth science
studies. Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 76, Issue 1, pp. 93-102.