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Urban targets for image quality analysis of high-resolution satellite imaging systems
Author(s): Qianyi Xu; Robert A. Schowengerdt
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Paper Abstract

Commercial high-resolution satellite imaging sensors are used for precision mapping, analysis and earth science applications. The evaluation of their imaging performance on-orbit requires special ground targets. Urban areas are rich with potential image quality targets with simple geometries, scuh as points, lines and edges. In this paper, we use parking lot stripes to evaluate the Line Spread Function (LSF) of the DigitalGlobe QuickBird sensor and compare the results to those obtained from edge targets. The two techniques produce equivalent LSF measurements. Parking lot stripes are therefore an alternative target that have some advantages and disadvantages compared to edges.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5108, Visual Information Processing XII, (8 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.497500
Show Author Affiliations
Qianyi Xu, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert A. Schowengerdt, Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5108:
Visual Information Processing XII
Zeno J. Geradts; Zia-ur Rahman; Lenny I. Rudin; Robert A. Schowengerdt; Stephen E. Reichenbach, Editor(s)

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