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  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 031001–

Velocity estimation of an airplane through a single satellite image

Zhuxin Zhao, Gongjian Wen, Bingwei Hui, and Deren Li  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 031001- (2012)

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The motion information of a moving target can be recorded in a single image by a push-broom satellite. A push-broom satellite image is composed of many image lines sensed at different time instants. A method to estimate the velocity of a flying airplane from a single image based on the imagery model of the linear push-broom sensor is proposed. Some key points on the high-resolution image of the plane are chosen to determine the velocity (speed and direction). The performance of the method is tested and verified by experiments using a WorldView-1 image.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Zhuxin Zhao, Gongjian Wen, Bingwei Hui, and Deren Li, "Velocity estimation of an airplane through a single satellite image," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 031001- (2012)

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