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Imagery intelligence from low altitudes: chosen aspects
Author(s): P. Walczykowski; M. Kedzierski
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Paper Abstract

Remote acquisition of information about phenomena and objects from an imagery is the main objective of remote sensing. The ability to realize aims of image intelligence depends on the quality of acquired remote sensing data. The imagery intelligence can be carried out from different altitudes- from satellite level to terrestrial platforms. In this article, authors are focused on chosen aspects of imagery intelligence from low altitudes. Unfortunately the term low altitudes is not precise defined, therefore, for the purpose of this article is assumed that low altitudes, are altitudes in which operate the mini unmanned aerial vehicles (mini UAVs).The quality of imagery acquired determines the level of analysis that can be performed. The imagery quality depends on many factors, such as platforms on which the sensor is mounted, imaging sensors, height from which the data are acquired and object that is investigated. The article will also present the methods for assessing the quality of imagery in terms of detection, identification, description and technical analysis of investigated objects, as well as in terms of the accuracy of their location in the images (targeting).

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10418, XI Conference on Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Systems, 104180D (20 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2269318
Show Author Affiliations
P. Walczykowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. Kedzierski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10418:
XI Conference on Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Systems
Jerzy Lopatka, Editor(s)

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