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Principles And Applications Of The Roof Wheel Scanner
Author(s): B. C. Platt; R. S. Neiswander
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Paper Abstract

Optical observation of the earth from a satellite has many useful applications, in fact, far too many to be satisfied by any particular embodiment of a scanning system. Each potential user -the cartographer, the urban development analyst, the agronomist, the water pollution sentry, the forester - has his own specific requirements for spectral bands, spatial resolution, sampling frequency, response time, and mapping fidelity. Therefore, instead of seeking a general purpose scanner, we must look for versatility at the design level. The particular approach described here, the roof wheel scanning technique*, leads to a rather large family of instruments applicable to satellite, airborne and other operations. (Ref. 1)

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Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0051, Scanners and Imagery Systems for Earth Observation, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.964558
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B. C. Platt, Gulton Electro-Optics Division (United States)
R. S. Neiswander, Gulton Electro-Optics Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0051:
Scanners and Imagery Systems for Earth Observation
D. Alexander Koso; Philip N. Slater; William L. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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