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Adaptive remote sensing technology for feature recognition and trackingA technology development plan designed to reduce the data load and data-management problems associated with global study and monitoring missions is described with a heavy emphasis placed on developing mission capabilities to eliminate the collection of unnecessary data. Improved data selectivity can be achieved through sensor automation correlated with the real-time needs of data users. The first phase of the plan includes the Feature Identification and Location Experiment (FILE) which is scheduled for the 1980 Shuttle flight. The FILE experiment is described with attention given to technology needs, development plan, feature recognition and classification, and cloud-snow detection/discrimination. Pointing, tracking and navigation received particular consideration, and it is concluded that this technology plan is viewed as an alternative to approaches to real-time acquisition that are based on extensive onboard format and inventory processing and reliance upon global-satellite-system navigation data.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Wilson, R. G.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Sivertson, W. E., Jr.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Bullock, G. F.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, Va., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1979
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Meeting Information
Meeting: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Processing
Location: Chicago, IL
Start Date: August 6, 1979
End Date: August 8, 1979
Sponsors: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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