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An analytical nonephemeris algorithm for MODIS bowtie removal
Author(s): Peng Du; Chuang Liu; Long Ma
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Paper Abstract

In order to remove MODIS bowtie effect, an analytical algorithm is proposed, which is based on solid geometry projection and requires no ephemeris information. The geometry projection model is established from the parameters of MODIS platform and the amount of overlapping pixels is quantified as a function of the instantaneous scanning angle. Lookup table is utilized to guide the deletion of overlapping pixels and improve efficiency, and cubic spline interpolation is applied to subpixelly restore data following their profile. Resampling is followed to generate integral pixel coordinates. The border incontinuity problem that occurs due to the gap between different swaths is solved by introducing of a special blocking method. The validity of out algorithm is verified by comparing with three other Non-ephemeris algorithms, and the result shows that not only the bowtie effect within a single swath is effectively removed, the incontinuity caused by conventional pixel grouping method is mostly well eliminated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5573, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing X, (10 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565309
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Peng Du, Beihang Univ. (China)
Chuang Liu, Institute of Geography and Natural Resources (China)
Long Ma, Institute of Geography and Natural Resources (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5573:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing X
Lorenzo Bruzzone, Editor(s)

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