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Restoration and enhancement of earth images from a low-cost sampled video system
Author(s): Jay Lamont Smith
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Paper Abstract

The WEBERSAT microsat has been in a 500 km polar orbit of Earth since January of 1990. During this time an on board, low cost, color CCD camera has logged several dozen video images of Earth and heavens. Each new image has presented a unique challenge in restoration and image enhancement. Imaging from space is not a new story, in fact several space qualified sub-systems have proven to be highly reliable. The distinctiveness of the WEBERSAT imaging system is that it is not an expensive space qualified subsystem; rather, it is composed completely of slightly modified off-the-shelf commercial components as one would find from a consumer video store. Today's cost for such equipment is well under one thousand dollars.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1940, Small Satellite Technology and Applications III, (16 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156641
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Jay Lamont Smith, Weber State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1940:
Small Satellite Technology and Applications III
Brian J. Horais, Editor(s)

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