James C Storey

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James C Storey

  • PRINCIPAL SYSTEM ENGINEER
  • 301.614.6683 | 301.614.6695
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • GREENBELT , MD 20771
  • Employer: Science Collaborator
  • Brief Bio

    I have more than thirty-three years of experience designing and implementing sensor data analysis and calibration, image processing, and photogrammetric exploitation systems for the extraction of information from aerial photography and digital satellite imagery. This experience covers all phases of system development including sensor and satellite modeling, algorithm design, system engineering, software design and development, system integration, and production operations. My particular areas of expertise include image geolocation/satellite photogrammetry, sensor geometric calibration and characterization, on-orbit modulation transfer function estimation, and image processing.

    Current Projects

    Landsat 8 Calibration and Characterization

    Calibration scientist responsible for the geometric calibration and characterization of the Landsat-8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal InfraRed Sensor (TIRS) instruments.

    Positions/Employment

    1996 - Present

    Landsat Calibration / Validation Engineer

    Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (2008 to present) and Science Applications International Corporation (1996 to 2008) under contract to the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center., On site at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD since September 1999. USGS EROS in Sioux Falls, SD from 1996 to 1999. Calibration scientist/engineer responsible for the geometric calibration and characterization of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), now Landsat-8, Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal InfraRed Sensor (TIRS) instruments and for the ongoing geometric calibration of the Landsat-7 ETM+ sensor. My Landsat-8 work included developing the geometric/geolocation requirements for the OLI and TIRS sensors, and collaborating with Ball Aerospace, the OLI vendor, and the NASA TIRS developers to develop geometric correction, characterization, and calibration algorithms for implementation in the LDCM ground system at USGS EROS. My work with the Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus and the heritage Landsat-4/5 Thematic Mapper and EO-1 Advanced Land Imager sensors has included developing techniques for improving the usability of the Landsat 7 ETM+ data collected after the scan line corrector failure in May 2003, and adapted the TM/ETM+ geometric correction model to support bumper mode operation. Operating in bumper mode has extended the useful life of both the Landsat 5 TM (from 2002) and Landsat 7 ETM+ (from 2007) missions. I was also responsible for requirements analysis, system architecture definition, algorithm development and integration, and system integration and test for the Level 1 geometric processing subsystem and the geometric characterization and calibration subsystems of the Landsat 7 Image Assessment System, developed jointly by the USGS EROS and NASA GSFC.
    1994 - 1996

    Senior Scientist / Engineer

    Hughes Information Technology Systems, Reston, VA I served as the Lead Systems Engineer for the Controlled Image Base (CIB) Production System development effort for the Defense Mapping Agency, now the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). My duties included leading the systems engineering team in defining the CIB system architecture, modeling system performance, and selecting commercial hardware and software components. I performed engineering analysis and software development to convert existing ARC Digital Raster Imagery data to CIB products as part of the initial CIB database loading.
    1989 - 1994

    Principal Scientist

    Hughes STX Corporation, Lanham, MD My duties included algorithm and software development in support of the Satellite Ground Systems and Satellite Mapping Technologies groups. While in this position, I performed the algorithm design and preliminary software design of the Earth location software for the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. I also developed new sensor/platform models and geodetic image correction algorithms and software for the Landsat Thematic Mapper and SPOT HRV electro-optical sensors, and the Russian ALMAZ synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mission. My contributions to the Landsat 6 Image Data Processing System, built for EOSAT Corporation, include the design and development of the geodetic correction, swath data processing, and film product generation subsystems.

    Education

    The Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Master of Science, 1989
    Electrical Engineering - Signal Processing

    University of Wisconsin
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Master of Science, 1981
    Civil and Environmental Engineering - Surveying and Photogrammetry

    Cornell University
    Ithaca, New York
    Bachelor of Science, 1979
    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Storey, J. C. 2011. "Landsat image geocorrection and registration." Image Registration for Remote Sensing 400-414

    Markham, B. L., J. C. Storey, M. M. Crawford, D. Goodenough, and J. Irons. 2004. "Foreword to the Special Issue on Landsat Sensor Performance Characterization." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 42 (12): 2687-2689 [10.1109/TGRS.2004.841174]

    Markham, B. L., J. C. Storey, D. L. Williams, and J. Irons. 2004. "Landsat sensor performance: history and current status." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 42 (12): 2691-2694 [10.1109/TGRS.2004.840720]

    Storey, J. C., M. J. Choate, and D. J. Meyer. 2004. "A Geometric Performance Assessment of the EO-1 Advanced Land Imager." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 42 (3): 602-607 [10.1109/TGRS.2003.820603]

    Lee, S. D., J. C. Storey, M. J. Choate, and R. W. Hayes. 2004. "Four years of Landsat-7 on-orbit geometric calibration and performance." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 42 (12): 2786-2795 [10.1109/TGRS.2004.836769]

    Storey, J. C., and M. J. Choate. 2004. "Landsat-5 bumper-mode geometric correction." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 42 (12): 2695-2703 [10.1109/TGRS.2004.836390]

    Brief Bio

    I have more than thirty-three years of experience designing and implementing sensor data analysis and calibration, image processing, and photogrammetric exploitation systems for the extraction of information from aerial photography and digital satellite imagery. This experience covers all phases of system development including sensor and satellite modeling, algorithm design, system engineering, software design and development, system integration, and production operations. My particular areas of expertise include image geolocation/satellite photogrammetry, sensor geometric calibration and characterization, on-orbit modulation transfer function estimation, and image processing.

    Refereed

    Storey, J. C. 2011. "Landsat image geocorrection and registration." Image Registration for Remote Sensing 400-414

    Markham, B. L., J. C. Storey, M. M. Crawford, D. Goodenough, and J. Irons. 2004. "Foreword to the Special Issue on Landsat Sensor Performance Characterization." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 42 (12): 2687-2689 [10.1109/TGRS.2004.841174]

    Markham, B. L., J. C. Storey, D. L. Williams, and J. Irons. 2004. "Landsat sensor performance: history and current status." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 42 (12): 2691-2694 [10.1109/TGRS.2004.840720]

    Storey, J. C., M. J. Choate, and D. J. Meyer. 2004. "A Geometric Performance Assessment of the EO-1 Advanced Land Imager." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 42 (3): 602-607 [10.1109/TGRS.2003.820603]

    Lee, S. D., J. C. Storey, M. J. Choate, and R. W. Hayes. 2004. "Four years of Landsat-7 on-orbit geometric calibration and performance." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 42 (12): 2786-2795 [10.1109/TGRS.2004.836769]

    Storey, J. C., and M. J. Choate. 2004. "Landsat-5 bumper-mode geometric correction." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 42 (12): 2695-2703 [10.1109/TGRS.2004.836390]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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