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Simulation Of Electronic Registration Of Multispectral Remote Sensing Images To 0.1 Pixel Accuracy
Author(s): Harold J. Reitsema; A. J. Mord; D. Fraser; H. L. Richard; E. E. Speaker
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Paper Abstract

Band-to-band coregistration of multispectral remote sensing images can be achieved by electronic signal processing techniques rather than by costly and difficult mechanical alignment. This paper describes the results of a study of the end-to-end performance of electronic registration. The software simulation includes steps which model the performance of the geometric calibration process, the instrument image quality, detector performance and the effects of achieving coregistration through image resampling. The image resampling step emulates the Pipelined Resampling Processor, a real-time image resampler developed by Ball Aerospace Systems Division. The study demonstrates that the electronic alignment technique produces multispectral images which are superior to those produced by an imager whose pixel geometry is accurate to 0.1 pixel rms. The implications of this approach for future earth observation programs are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1984
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0504, Applications of Digital Image Processing VII, (4 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944883
Show Author Affiliations
Harold J. Reitsema, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)
A. J. Mord, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)
D. Fraser, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)
H. L. Richard, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
E. E. Speaker, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0504:
Applications of Digital Image Processing VII
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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