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Automated geo/ortho registered aerial imagery product generation using the mapping system interface card (MSIC)
Author(s): Tim Bratcher; Robert Kroutil; André Lanouette; Paul E. Lewis; David Miller; Sylvia Shen; Mark Thomas
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Paper Abstract

The development concept paper for the MSIC system was first introduced in August 2012 by these authors. This paper describes the final assembly, testing, and commercial availability of the Mapping System Interface Card (MSIC). The 2.3kg MSIC is a self-contained, compact variable configuration, low cost real-time precision metadata annotator with embedded INS/GPS designed specifically for use in small aircraft. The MSIC was specifically designed to convert commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) digital cameras and imaging/non-imaging spectrometers with Camera Link standard data streams into mapping systems for airborne emergency response and scientific remote sensing applications. COTS digital cameras and imaging/non-imaging spectrometers covering the ultraviolet through long-wave infrared wavelengths are important tools now readily available and affordable for use by emergency responders and scientists. The MSIC will significantly enhance the capability of emergency responders and scientists by providing a direct transformation of these important COTS sensor tools into low-cost real-time aerial mapping systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2013
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8743, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XIX, 87431T (18 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018746
Show Author Affiliations
Tim Bratcher, Ionetrics, Inc. (United States)
Robert Kroutil, Kalman Corp. (United States)
André Lanouette, LR Tec Inc. (Canada)
Paul E. Lewis, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (United States)
David Miller, Kalman Corp. (United States)
Sylvia Shen, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Mark Thomas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8743:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XIX
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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