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GOES image navigation and registration on-orbit performance
Author(s): William C. Bryant; Sanford Ashton; Gustave J. Comeyne; Douglas A. Ditillo
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the results of an analysis of on-orbit image navigation and registration (INR) performance using GOES-8 and GOES-9 imager operational data. Two time intervals were analyzed: a 35-day span in March/April 1996 during eclipse season and a 35-day span in May/June 1996. These data were used to derive the performance of each specified INR parameter and then compared to its performance requirement. Significant sources of INR error discovered on- orbit and the methods adopted to reduce their effect are discussed. The study results confirm that the operational use of short span attitude adjusts is critical to achieving acceptable INR performance. Also shown is that landmark measurement errors currently limit the ability to adequately assess INR performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 2812, GOES-8 and Beyond, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254125
Show Author Affiliations
William C. Bryant, Swales and Associates, Inc. (United States)
Sanford Ashton, Swales and Associates, Inc. (United States)
Gustave J. Comeyne, Swales and Associates, Inc. (United States)
Douglas A. Ditillo, Swales and Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2812:
GOES-8 and Beyond
Edward R. Washwell, Editor(s)

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