A general solution for the registration of optical multispectral scannersThe paper documents a general theory for registration (mapping) of data sets gathered by optical scanners such as the ERTS satellite MSS and the Skylab S-192 MSS. This solution is generally applicable to scanners which have rotating optics. Navigation data and ground control points are used in a statistically weighted adjustment based on a mathematical model of the dynamics of the spacecraft and the scanner system. This adjustment is very similar to the well known photogrammetric adjustments used in aerial mapping. Actual tests have been completed on NASA aircraft 24 channel MSS data, and the results are very encouraging.
Rader, M. L. (Lockheed Electronics Co., Inc.; NASA, Johnson Space Center Houston, Tex., United States)
August 7, 2013
January 1, 1974
Instrumentation And Photography
Meeting: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Photogrammetry