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Exploitation of complementary sensors for precise ground-registration of sensed objects
Author(s): Gerald Cook; Smriti Kansal
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Paper Abstract

In remote sensing, one is often interested in not only ascertaining the presence of certain resources or objects of interest, but also in determining their locations. Ground registration involves locating the target in sensor coordinates and performing a series of coordinate transformations to convert this location to earth coordinates. One application of this would be in preparing a scaled map showing the precise locations of the resources/objects of interest. To improve ground registration accuracy one can combine multiple looks from a single sensor and/or looks from multiple sensors. One advantage in utilizing multiple sensors is that one can fuse the measurements in such a way as to exploit the best characteristics of each sensor. This paper is applied to vehicular mounted remote sensing and presents the benefits obtained when combining radar and IR as a means of determining ground coordinates of the objects of interest.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5657, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition in Remote Sensing II, (10 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606737
Show Author Affiliations
Gerald Cook, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Smriti Kansal, George Mason Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5657:
Image Processing and Pattern Recognition in Remote Sensing II
Yoshifumi Yasuoka; Stephen G. Ungar, Editor(s)

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