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September 21st, 2012:
ATCOR - new releases of ATCOR-4 version 6.2 and ATCOR-3 version 8.2 now available

Improvements in this version release:

June 7th, 2012:
ReSe Applications and Headwall Photonics Partner For Airborne Spectral Imaging Solutions

ReSe's Remote Sensing Software Combined with Headwall's Hyperspec® Airborne Sensors Offers Orthorectification of Airborne Hyperspectral Data

Fitchburg, MA, June 7, 2012 - Headwall Photonics, a worldwide designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging instruments, has announced that the PARGE® remote-sensing software by ReSe Applications Schläpfer is available for Headwall's family of Hyperspec® airborne hyperspectral sensors.

In offering commercial remote sensing customers a complete airborne hyperspectral solution, Headwall is able to take advantage of ReSe's PARGE® software that provides orthorectification and direct geocoding for airborne imagery data acquired with Headwall's hyperspectral imaging sensors. The PARGE® software provides a reconstruction of the scanning geometry of airborne data cubes on a pixel-by-pixel basis using the position and attitude of the airplane and can be used in conjunction with terrain elevation data.

Headwall's Hyperspec® family of hyperspectral sensors have been deployed extensively by earth scientists around the world for commercial and civilian remote sensing applications. With a long history of leadership in the deployment of military and defense sensors, Headwall has utilized the patented, aberration-corrected reflective Hyperspec® design to offer civilian customers and researchers superb spectral and spatial imaging performance with a very wide field of view for flight swath efficiency.

"Providing a complete airborne solution comprising both sensor hardware, GPS/INS assembly, processing subsystems, and orthorectification software is a prerequisite for successful use of airborne remote sensing technology," stated Dr. Daniel Schläpfer, owner and managing Director of ReSe Applications Schläpfer. "ReSe Applications is pleased to partner with Headwall Photonics to offer this software capability. Headwall has been a leading provider of airborne sensors going back many years to the US Navy's Ocean PHILLS program, which was already supported by ReSe."

According to Headwall CEO David Bannon, the company will take advantage of the ReSe remote sensing software to complement its family of Hyperspec and Micro-Hyperspec airborne imagers. "Airborne remote sensing applications represent a key strategic initiative for Headwall; the software capabilities offered by ReSe Applications are important to provide complete imagery solutions for hyperspectral data sets," stated Bannon.

About Headwall Photonics: Headwall Photonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging spectrometers and spectral instrumentation for industrial, commercial, and government markets. Headwall's high performance instruments have been selected by military/defense departments, OEMs, and end-user customers around the world for use in critical application environments. Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance. For information contact: Mr. Chris Van Veen, Headwall Photonics, Inc.; Tel: +1 978-353-4051; www.headwallphotonics.com; mail: cvanveen@headwallphotonics.com

January 5th, 2012:
ATCOR-3 version 6.1 and ATCOR-4 version 8.1 have been released. Information about this update:
August 31st, 2011:
PARGE version 3.1 has been released. Information about this release:
April 8th, 2011:
ATCOR-3 version 6.0 and ATCOR-4 version 8.0 have been released. Information about this versions:


February 27th, 2011:
MODO version 5.0 has been released. Information about this version:


September 23rd, 2010:
MODO version 4.0 has been released. Information about this version:


September 23rd, 2010:
RESE opens a new Web Store


January 19th, 2010:
PARGE version 3.0 has been released. Updates and new features:


January 12th, 2010:
ATCOR 2/3, version 7.1 and ATCOR 4, version 5.1 have been released. Updates and new features:
Specific to ATCOR-4 is the following updates:  
October 12th 2009:
SpecTIR Announces Exclusive Delivery of 5 nm Hyperspectral Reflectance Data using ATCOR-4 Atmospheric Modeling Software.
SpecTIR (Reno, NV) announces that it has incorporated ATCOR-4 software into the processing of airborne hyperspectral data from radiance to reflectance files, and is the only commercial firm to deliver 5 nanometer (nm) reflectance files. ATCOR-4 originates from the German Aerospace Center and is available through ReSe Applications Schläpfer. It is used to make atmospheric corrections to the hyperspectral data and produces 5 nm spectral channels. Previously, 10 nm reflectance channels were the best resolution available to the remote sensing industry. The ATCOR-4 software is used to correct small and wide FOV airborne reflective and emissive systems. It derives surface reflectance, emissivity, and temperature from calibrated images by atmospheric correction. This information can be used for monitoring, change detection, surface-vegetation atmosphere transfer (SVAT) modeling, and surface energy balance investigations for modeling. SpecTIR’s President, Mark Landers, said “This is a significant step in our ability to understand and model hyperspectral data. We are now the only firm able to provide clients with 5 nm atmospherically corrected reflectance files, which is a much richer data source, and ultimately a superior product for exploitation and analysis.”
March 1st 2009:
ATCOR 2/3, version 7.0 and ATCOR 4, version 5.0 have been released. Updates and new features:
May 14th 2008:
ATCOR capabilities - updated compilation of differences to other atmospheric correction codes including comments about accuracy and validity of the results.
April, 2nd 2008:
PARGE, version 2.4 has been released. Updates and new features:
5th February 2008:
ATCOR 2/3, version 6.4 and ATCOR 4, version 4.3 have been released. Updates and new features:
March, 5th, 2007:
ATCOR 23, version 6.3 has been released. Updates and new features:
February, 22nd, 2007:
ATCOR 4, version 4.2 has been released. The updated version supports the following new features:
7th February 2007:
MODO PRO including the fully functional Modtran® executables is now available for Mac OS X intel machines in its current version (3.0.8). No upgrade is required for current users.
20th October 2006:
The MODO manual has finally been completed and released. At the same time, modo has moved to version 3.0.8. Despite of some bug fixes, this version adds a new small linear spectral unmixing tool for evaluation of spectra.
The manual itself is downloadable from here (PDF, 1.6 MB).

July 8th, 2006:
PARGE, version 2.3 has been released.

The major extension of this release is the support of orthorectification in raw scan geometry ('IGM-based'). This allows avoidance of any resampling, even for atmospheric/topographic correction. A built-in tool is used to invert ancillary data layers or DEM information to scan geometry prior to subsequent processing.

Other enhancements are:

20th February 2006:
ATCOR 4, version 4.1 has been released. The updated version supports the following new features:
16th January 2006:
ATCOR 2/3, version 6.2 has been released. The updated version supports the following new features:


12th April 2005:
MODO, version 3.0 has been released. The updated version supports the following new features:


10th January 2005:
The revised ATCOR software family (ATCOR4 version 4.0 / ATCOR2/3 version 6.1) is released - what's new:
14th February 2004:
The revised ATCOR software family (ATCOR4 version 3.1 / ATCOR2/3 version 6.0) is released - what's new:
20th September 2003:
The PARGE maintenance release 2.0.7 is available. It includes various bug fixes and minor enhancements to the processor. Also, preliminary import filter for the MIVIS and AISA sensor have been included.
An upgrade to the ATCOR programs is now in Beta testing stage and will be available by January 2004. It will contain an improved water vapor retrieval and correction scheme. Furthermore, batch processing capabilities will be improved and more sensors are included.
28th February 2003:
The completely revised ATCOR4 software (version 3) is released - what's new in Version 3.0:
27th February 2003:
The upgraded versions 5.5 of the ATCOR2/3 software products is released. What's new in Version 5.5:
1st February 2003:
PARGE Version 2.0.3 is now available and includes the following improvements:
  • Improved image display and export capabilities
  • Better handling of side outputs in main processor
  • Full DEM processing capabilities (incl. skyview and cast shadow calculation for compatibility to ATCOR4 radiometric processing)
  • Improved auxiliary data synchronization accuracy
  • full support for IDL5.6 (includes support for Mac OSX)
  • support for Probe-1 Sensor
  • various minor bug fixes
The upgrade is free of charge for licensed users.
20th August 2002:
PARGE Version 2 is now available to licensed users. This version includes a large amount of upgrades including higher sub-pixel accuracy, improved plotting and printing capabilities, consistent coordinate conversion, history tracking, support for pushbroom and generic sensor models, comprehensive resampling options, and much more bug fixes and enhancements...
25th April 2002:
First Beta Version of PARGE Version 2 is available to interested users. Further development of Version 1 is ceased.
18th January 2002:
MODO Version 2.4.4 is released. This update finally includes compatibility to the Windows Version of Modtran® 4 (great thanks to Vittorio Brando from CSIRO for providing the required link).
1st January 2002:
ATCOR2/3, version 5.4 are released as IDL-based stand alone applications. The software provides atmospheric correction to state-of-the-art satellite imagery for retrieval of surface reflectance. It is available as stand-alone application for UNIX/Windows on IDL 5.4 and later.
20th December 2001:
ATCOR4, version 2.1 is released. The update includes a new empirical BRDF correction method, improvement of the online help system, and a better calculation of emissivity coefficients using thermal data.
15th November 2001:
PARGE Version 2 is currently under development. A Beta-Version will be available in January 2002. The major planned improvents are: Full support for airborne pushbroom sensors, vastly enhanced plotting capabilities, improved support for various coordinate systems, support for CASI and ROSIS data, enhanced internal data format, history-tracking and UNDO capability.
Please send requests for improvements NOW to be included in this first major revision of PARGE since Version 1.
1st September 2001:
PARGE Version 1.3.4 has been released. The upgrade includes improved coordinate conversion support. This version is the last version for PARGE V1. Version 2 is currently in preparation.
1st September 2001:
MODO Version 2.4.3 has been released. The upgrade includes some bug fixes and improved plotting routines.
5th July 2001:
ANNOUNCEMENT: ReSe Applications will be distributing the ATCOR2/3 applications for atmospheric correction of satellite images in the near future. The Programs will be available by the end of this year. Please ask if you need further information.
28th June 2001:
PARGE upgrade 1.3.3 has been released including the following improvements:
  • more flexible import and synchronization options for non-standard attitude and GPS data
  • no more artefacts at image borders when processing
  • improved compatibility for flat terrain coding options
  • full support of linear interpolation on final image
14th February 2001:
MODO Version 2.4.1 has been released. The upgrade includes some bug fixes for selecting spectra in evaluation mode and for the tape7-plotting routine.
9th February 2001:
Version 1.3 of the parametric orthorectification and geocoding software PARGE is available now!
The new version includes the following new features:
  • Support of Hymap data, year 2000,
  • Import filters for Hymap .out and .log files,
  • Direct UTM conversion of navigation data to user defined zones,
  • Creation of TIFF/JPEG single band and RGB outputs,
  • Fast BIL/BIP to BSQ conversion,
  • Interpolation of the geocoded outputs using linear, bilinear or multilinear approaches,
  • Updated User Manual and online help files
  • Support of IDL 5.4/ENVI 3.4, IDL 5.3, and IDL 5.2

Users with valid support contracts are entitled for a free upgrade to the software. An updated software key is available upon request (as far as required).

December 2000
MODO Version 2.4 has been released. This completely revised new version of the popular interface to Modtran4® includes Full Support of Modtran® 4.0, Full Surface reflectance support, Adjacency effect support, Aerosol layer support, and much more,...
November, 2000
PARGE Version 1.2 is available for download. Major new features are: Improved handling of GCPs, more cancelling options, various bug fixes, better writing of ENVI headers, new BIP conversion tool.
November, 2000
ATCOR 4 Version 2.0 is available for download to registered users. This is the first version of ATCOR4 featuring a direct link to PARGE, distributed by ReSe through a special contract with DLR.

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