Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Matthew Montanaro

(ENGINEER)

 matthew.montanaro@nasa.gov

Org Code: 618

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 618
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: Rochester Institute of Technology

Current Projects


Landsat Next

Remote Sensing


Landsat 8/9 TIRS

Remote Sensing


Lucy Ralph

Remote Sensing

Positions/Employment


Calibration Scientist

NASA GSFC / RIT - Greenbelt, MD

December 2014 - Present


Calibration Scientist

NASA GSFC / Sigma Space Corp. - Greenbelt, MD

September 2009 - November 2014

Education


Doctor of Philosophy in Imaging Science, 2009

Rochester Institute of Technology / Center for Imaging Science

Dissertation: “Radiometric Modeling of Mechanical Draft Cooling Towers to Assist in the Extraction of their Absolute Temperature from Remote Thermal Imagery”

Awards


Robert H. Goddard Award for exceptional science leadership significantly contributing to the success of TIRS-2, presented to Matthew Montanaro, 2020.

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Academic Achievement Award, presented to Aaron Gerace & Matthew Montanaro, 2019.

Publications


Refereed

Montanaro, M., J. McCorkel, J. Tveekrem, et al. J. Stauder, E. Mentzell, A. Lunsford, J. Hair, and D. Reuter. 2022. Landsat 9 Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 (TIRS-2) Stray Light Mitigation and Assessment IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 1-1 [10.1109/tgrs.2022.3177312]

Pearlman, A., M. Montanaro, B. Efremova, et al. J. McCorkel, B. Wenny, A. Lunsford, and D. Reuter. 2020. Prelaunch Radiometric Calibration and Uncertainty Analysis of Landsat Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 1-12 [10.1109/tgrs.2020.3008655]

Gerace, A., T. Kleynhans, R. Eon, and M. Montanaro. 2020. Towards an Operational, Split Window-Derived Surface Temperature Product for the Thermal Infrared Sensors Onboard Landsat 8 and 9 Remote Sensing 12 (2): 224 [10.3390/rs12020224]

Gerace, A., M. Montanaro, and R. Connal. 2017. Leveraging intercalibration techniques to support stray-light removal from Landsat 8 Thermal Infrared Sensor data Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 12 (01): 1 [10.1117/1.jrs.12.012007]

Eon, R. S., A. D. Gerace, M. Montanaro, B. L. Ambeau, and J. T. Mccorkel. 2017. Development of a simulation environment to support intercalibration studies over the Algodones Dunes system Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 12 (01): 1 [10.1117/1.jrs.12.012008]

Gerace, A., and M. Montanaro. 2017. Derivation and validation of the stray light correction algorithm for the thermal infrared sensor onboard Landsat 8 Remote Sensing of Environment 191 246-257 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.01.029]

Markham, B. L., D. Jenstrom, J. G. Masek, et al. P. Dabney, J. A. Pedelty, J. A. Barsi, and M. Montanaro. 2016. Landsat 9: status and plans Earth Observing Systems XXI [10.1117/12.2238658]

Markham, B. L., J. A. Barsi, R. Morfitt, et al. M. Choate, M. Montanaro, T. Arvidson, and J. R. Irons. 2015. Landsat 8: status and on-orbit performance Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX [10.1117/12.2194905]

Montanaro, M., A. Gerace, and S. Rohrbach. 2015. Toward an operational stray light correction for the Landsat 8 Thermal Infrared Sensor Applied Optics 54 (13): 3963 [10.1364/ao.54.003963]

Reuter, D. C., C. M. Richardson, F. A. Pellerano, et al. J. R. Irons, R. G. Allen, M. Anderson, M. D. Jhabvala, A. W. Lunsford, M. Montanaro, R. L. Smith, Z. Tesfaye, and K. J. Thome. 2015. The Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on Landsat 8: Design Overview and Pre-Launch Characterization Remote Sens 7 (1): 1135-1153 [10.3390/rs70101135]

Montanaro, M., R. Levy, and B. L. Markham. 2014. On-Orbit Radiometric Performance of the Landsat 8 Thermal Infrared Sensor Remote Sensing 6 (12): 11753-11769 [doi:10.3390/rs61211753]

Gerace, A., J. Schott, M. Gartley, and M. Montanaro. 2014. An Analysis of the Side Slither On-Orbit Calibration Technique Using the DIRSIG Model Remote Sens. 6 (11): 10523-10545 [10.3390/rs61110523]

Montanaro, M., A. Gerace, A. W. Lunsford, and D. C. Reuter. 2014. Stray Light Artifacts in Imagery from the Landsat 8 Thermal Infrared Sensor Remote Sens. 6 (11): 10435-10456 [10.3390/rs61110435]

Montanaro, M., A. W. Lunsford, Z. Tesfaye, B. N. Wenny, and D. Reuter. 2014. Radiometric Calibration Methodology of the Landsat 8 Thermal Infrared Sensor Remote Sens. 6 (9): 8803-8821 [10.3390/rs6098803]

Non-Refereed

Barsi, J. A., M. Montanaro, K. Thome, et al. N. G. Raqueno, S. J. Hook, C. Anderson, and E. Micijevic. 2022. Early radiometric performance of Landsat-9 Thermal Infrared Sensor Earth Observing Systems XXVII [10.1117/12.2634058]

Markham, B. L., D. Jenstrom, B. Sauer, et al. S. Pszcolka, V. Dulski, J. Hair, J. McCorkel, G. Kvaran, K. Thome, M. Montanaro, J. Pedelty, C. Anderson, M. Choate, J. A. Barsi, E. Kaita, and J. Miller. 2020. Landsat 9 Mission update and status Earth Observing Systems XXV 11501 (O): 1-8 [10.1117/12.2569748]

Markham, B., J. McCorkel, M. Montanaro, et al. E. Morland, A. Pearlman, J. Pedelty, B. Wenny, J. Barsi, E. Donley, B. Efremova, J. Hair, D. Jenstrom, E. Kaita, E. Knight, and G. Kvaran. 2019. Landsat 9: Mission Status and Prelaunch Instrument Performance Characterization and Calibration IGARSS 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium [10.1109/igarss.2019.8898362]

Markham, B. L., J. A. Barsi, M. Montanaro, et al. J. McCorkel, A. Gerace, J. Pedelty, S. Hook, N. Raqueno, C. Anderson, and M. O. Haque. 2018. Landsat-8 on-orbit and Landsat-9 pre-launch sensor radiometric characterization Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization V [10.1117/12.2324715]

Pearlman, A. J., J. McCorkel, M. Montanaro, et al. B. Efremova, B. Wenny, A. Lunsford, A. Simon, J. Hair, and D. Reuter. 2018. Landsat 9 Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 pre-launch characterization: initial imaging and spectral performance results Earth Observing Systems XXIII [10.1117/12.2321084]

Hair, J. H., D. C. Reuter, S. L. Tonn, et al. J. McCorkel, A. A. Simon, M. Djam, D. Alexander, K. Ballou, R. Barclay, P. Coulter, M. Edick, B. Efremova, P. Finneran, J. Florez, S. Graham, K. Harbert, D. Hewitt, M. Hickey, S. Hicks, W. Hoge, M. Jhabvala, C. Lilly, A. Lunsford, L. Mann, C. Masters, M. Montanaro, T. Muench, V. Otero, F. Parong, A. Pearlman, J. Penn, D. Vigneau, and B. Wenny. 2018. Landsat 9 Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 Architecture and Design IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 8841-8844 [10.1109/igarss.2018.8518269]

Efremova, B., A. J. Pearlman, J. McCorkel, et al. M. Montanaro, M. Hickey, A. Lunsford, and D. Reuter. 2018. Landsat 9 Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 Subsystem-Level Spectral Test Results IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 8849-8852 [10.1109/igarss.2018.8518669]

Montanaro, M., J. McCorkel, J. Tveekrem, et al. J. Stauder, A. Lunsford, E. Mentzell, J. Hair, and D. Reuter. 2018. Landsat 9 Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 Preliminary Stray Light Assessment IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 8853-8856 [10.1109/igarss.2018.8519394]

McCorkel, J., M. Montanaro, B. Efremova, et al. A. Pearlman, B. Wenny, A. Lunsford, A. Simon, J. Hair, and D. Reuter. 2018. Landsat 9 Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 Characterization Plan Overview IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 8845-8848 [10.1109/igarss.2018.8518798]

Montanaro, M., Z. Tesfaye, A. W. Lunsford, et al. B. N. Wenny, D. C. Reuter, B. L. Markham, R. L. Smith, and K. J. Thome. 2013. Preliminary on-orbit performance of the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on board Landsat 8 Proceedings of SPIE 8866 14 pp. [10.1117/12.2025650]

Thome, K. J., A. Lunsford, M. Montanaro, et al. D. C. Reuter, R. Smith, Z. Tesfaye, and B. Wenny. 2011. Calibration Plan for the Thermal Infrared Sensor on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission Proceedings of SPIE 8048 804813-804813-9 [10.1117/12.886473]

Reuter, D., J. Irons, A. Lunsford, et al. M. Montanaro, F. Pellerano, C. Richardson, R. Smith, Z. Tesfaye, and K. J. Thome. 2011. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Proceedings of SPIE 8048 804812-804812-7 [10.1117/12.885963]

Markham, B. L., P. W. Dabney, D. Reuter, et al. K. J. Thome, J. R. Irons, J. A. Barsi, and M. Montanaro. 2011. Landsat Data Continuity Mission Operational Land Imager Thermal In-frared Sensor performance Proceedings of SPIE 8153 81530D-81530D-7 [10.1117/12.895542]

Montanaro, M., D. Reuter, B. L. Markham, et al. K. J. Thome, A. W. Lunsford, M. D. Jhabvala, S. Rohrbach, and A. D. Gerace. 2011. Spectral analysis of the primary flight focal plane arrays for the Thermal Infrared Sensor Proceedings of SPIE 8048

Thome, K. J., D. Reuter, A. Lunsford, et al. M. Montanaro, R. Smith, Z. Tesfaye, and B. Wenny. 2011. Calibration of the Thermal Infrared Sensor on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission IEEE International Geoscience Remote Sensing Symposium 985-988 [10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6049298]