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Earth Feature Classification Developments For Remote Sensing
Author(s): H. Michael Thomas
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Paper Abstract

One of the major problems confronting future spaceborne Earth observation missions is the tremendous volume of data that must be handled. The communication links will become overloaded if all data collected are relayed to ground-based stations for processing. Less than 1 percent of the collected data are analyzed. This is due to cloud cover, unwanted data, data taken at the wrong tine, etc. including a "smart" sensor on board that could recognize clouds and generic Earth-features would permit collection of only desirable data. This would eliminate overloading the communications links and considerably reduce the ground-based data analysis costs. This paper discusses developments in remote sensing Earth-feature classification that can help solve the data-deluge problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0363, Advanced Remote Sensing, (9 August 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934160
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H. Michael Thomas, Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0363:
Advanced Remote Sensing
Ronald G. Nishinaga, Editor(s)

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