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Measurement of surface topography by remote sensing
Author(s): Terry D. Kunz; Don Di Rosa; John M. Hill; Fran Stetina; Donald S. Friedman
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Paper Abstract

The Houston Advanced Research Center and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Technology Utilization Office have recently miniaturized an Airborne LIDAR Topographic Mapping System (ALTMS) and begun to economically collect accurate data from a commercial, photogrammetry based aircraft. This ALTMS incorporates off-the-shelf state-of-the-art laser and new computerized data acquisition technology to record and process digital topographic data. A color video camera collects tandem imagery. This paper describes the first products that have been generated from ALTMS data. Numerous government agency and industry pilot projects are being scheduled and the ALTMS is soon to be offered as a commercial system and service in the very near future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2270, NASA/SPIE Conference on Spin-Off Technologies from NASA for Commercial Sensors and Scientific Applications, (4 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188818
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Terry D. Kunz, Houston Advanced Research Ctr. (United States)
Don Di Rosa, Houston Advanced Research Ctr. (United States)
John M. Hill, Houston Advanced Research Ctr. (United States)
Fran Stetina, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Donald S. Friedman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2270:
NASA/SPIE Conference on Spin-Off Technologies from NASA for Commercial Sensors and Scientific Applications
Nona K. Minnifield, Editor(s)

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