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Improvement of resolution of NOAA AVHRR images for problems of resource-ecological monitoring
Author(s): Evgeny S. Artamonov; Konstantin T. Protasov
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Paper Abstract

The problem of improving the resolution of NOAA AVHRR images, which is no higher than 1 X 1 km2/pixel, is solved. The a priori information invoked for solution of this problem includes the assumption that the initial video data, first, have the higher (subpixel) resolution as compared to the AVHRR data. In addition, it is assumed that the recorded images are formed by a scanning spot with a fixed, but unknown, pupil function. A salient feature of the proposed approach is adaptive reconstruction of a 'spreading-smoothing' operator, which is, in its turn, the convolution of two point-spread functions (PSF), on describing the instrumental function of the scanner pupil and another simulating the interpolation method used for reconstruction of the missing values of radio brightness of the subpixel raster. Some examples of the improved resolution of real images are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4678, Eighth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, (28 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.458446
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Evgeny S. Artamonov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Konstantin T. Protasov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4678:
Eighth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics

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