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Development of a digital videogrammetric airborne system
Author(s): Ricardo Peralta-Fabi; Alejandro Peralta; Jorge M. Prado; Margarita Navarrete; W. Martinez
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Paper Abstract

A system to conduct airborne remote sensing campaigns by means of CCD cameras and associated navigation and positioning equipment is presented. The system is under further development at the University of Mexico, but has been tested in several missions to evaluate its functional characteristics. The paper describes the various components of the system, such as cameras, aircraft mounting, pointing subsystem, GPS, location of view axis, real time monitoring and enhancement of ground details, as well as spectral filters and bands utilized, the interaction between obtained images, attitude data and a geographic information system for mosaic reconstruction, pilot navigation aids, and test polygons. The operation of the system has been demonstrated to be highly economical, reliable and relatively simple to use. It can also be fitted to various types of aircraft and helicopters, and may be used to conduct many types of missions such as: crop discrimination and mapping, urban settlement studies, land use charts, soil erosion evaluation, forest health, urban thermal island characterization, plant disease studies, and many more. A description of the flow of information from image capture to paper map is included, together with the methodology necessary to derive, from the images obtained, a multimedia system that handles a georeferenced data base for consultation by personnel of diverse backgrounds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1943, State-of-the-Art Mapping, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157150
Show Author Affiliations
Ricardo Peralta-Fabi, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Alejandro Peralta, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Jorge M. Prado, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Margarita Navarrete, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
W. Martinez, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1943:
State-of-the-Art Mapping
Bill P. Clark; Andy Douglas; Bryan L. Foley; Brian Huberty; LeLand D. Whitmill, Editor(s)

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