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ASTER initial image evaluation
Author(s): Akira Iwasaki; Hiroyuki Fujisada; Masaya Torii
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Paper Abstract

12 The ASTER system was launched successfully on board the Terra spacecraft on December 18, 1999. The system obtains multispectral images ranging from visible to thermal infrared region by combining three subsystems composed of four telescopes. To deliver data products with high quality from the viewpoint of the geolocation and band-to-band registration performance, the fundamental program called the Level-1 processing has been developed. The geometric validation procedure of ASTER, which consists of four telescopes and a cross-track pointing function, is carried out during the initial checkout period. Image matching method based on a cross-correlation function was used to register images of each band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4169, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IV, (9 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417106
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Akira Iwasaki, Electrotechnical Lab. (Japan)
Hiroyuki Fujisada, Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masaya Torii, Fujitsu, Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4169:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IV
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Alexander Ropertz; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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