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GPS-based target monitoring and navigation system for remote sensing-equipped flying balloon
Author(s): Dingfa Huang; Jun Qin
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Paper Abstract

The data obtained by a balloon borne camera taking photography of the earth can be database inputs of environment and disaster (e.g. landslide, mud-rock flow). It obviously overcomes the disadvantages of low resolving power of remote sensing satellite respect to the disaster area and high expenses of aerial photogrammetry. It is feasible and valuable for the investigation and assessment of environment and engineering disaster. This paper focuses on the real-time target monitoring and navigation with a GPS unit equipped on the balloon platform for remote sensing flying. It makes the balloon possible to follow a set course, including the adjustment of altitude according to the terrain. Some aspects of integrated development of GPS and Mapinfo are also presented. The implementation of this system provides a guarantee for the balloon's remote sensing flying.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3504, Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319526
Show Author Affiliations
Dingfa Huang, Southwest Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Jun Qin, Southwest Jiaotong Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3504:
Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring
Upendra N. Singh; Huanling Hu; Gengchen Wang, Editor(s)

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