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Space/ground sensor integration
Author(s): Byron F. Knight; Mark K. Hamilton; Donald M. McKeown
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Paper Abstract

Combining technology sensed data, even if it is of the same type, has proven to be very difficult for engineers and scientists. In the case of radar (e.g. Radarsat) and electro-optical (e.g. Ikonos) remote sensing from space, there have only been a few techniques developed to aid in the correlation and fusion of these data. With the great expansion of space-based, commercial, electro-optical remote sensing platforms during the last decade, there remains an equal need to developing new forms of data fusion from disparate data sets. This work addresses the commercial remote sensing collection process and compares it to that of acoustical remote sensing collection. In the former case, the data sets are typically two-dimensional 'snap-shots', with embedded pixel data that, in the case of panchromatic electro-optical imagery, is 'stair stepped' shades of gray. Acoustical data sets are, however, continuous. As a matter of fact, they are one-dimensional data streams, which represent, not a moment in time, but a continuous story. This work proposes that there is a better answer to combining disparate forms of data such as electro-optical and acoustical, and offers one suggestion for dealing with these data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4745, Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Trans-National Defense, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475859
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Byron F. Knight, Adroit Systems, Inc. (United States)
Mark K. Hamilton, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Donald M. McKeown, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4745:
Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Trans-National Defense
Mark K. Hamilton, Editor(s)

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