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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: D1–D6

Autonomous subpixel satellite track end point determination for space-based images

Lance M. Simms  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 22, pp. D1-D6 (2011)

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An algorithm for determining satellite track end points with subpixel resolution in spaced-based images is presented. The algorithm allows for significant curvature in the imaged track due to rotation of the spacecraft capturing the image. The motivation behind the subpixel end point determination is first presented, followed by a description of the methodology used. Results from running the algorithm on real ground-based and simulated spaced-based images are shown to highlight its effectiveness.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.6085) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Space instrumentation

Original Manuscript: March 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2011
Published: June 29, 2011

Lance M. Simms, "Autonomous subpixel satellite track end point determination for space-based images," Appl. Opt. 50, D1-D6 (2011)

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