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Estimation of the revisiting time of an observed site by a remote sensing satellite
Author(s): Laurent Beaudoin; Jean-Marie Nicolas
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this article is to estimate the revisiting time of an observated site. The revisiting time is the time elapsed between two successive possibilities of taking an image the same site by the same satellite. First, we suppose that the satellite has a cyclical and heliosynchronical orbit and that the imaging captor observes perpendicularly to the motion of the satellite. Then, we talk about how we can use the results of this algorithm to estimate the revisiting time without a computer and under the constraint of obtaining an image without a great geometrical deformation. To do this, we use the curves calculated by our algorithm and which have in x-axis the latitude of the observated site and in y-axis the view angle of the image. These results could be a great help for scientits who need to simply estimate the operationnal potential of a particular satellite in the field of short revisiting time applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4881, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI, (8 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.462990
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Laurent Beaudoin, Ecole Superieure d'Informatique Electronique et Automatique (France)
Jean-Marie Nicolas, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4881:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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