Accession Number : AD0282612

Title :   RESEARCH ON THE PROCESSING OF SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIGITAL TECHNIQUES

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : MACH,R.E.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A three part study of the application of digital techniques to the processing of TIROS I Weather Satellite images is reported. Aspects of the study include: (1) development of a digital method to rectify TIROS images to a Mercator projection; (2) incorporation of latitude nd longitude grid lines on the rectified images; and (3) an automatic digital method to assemble overlapping images into a single mosaic. A description of how images were converted to digital data is presented. The philosophies of the computer programs are discussed. Quality, accuracy, and processing time requirements are analyzed. Sample results are shown. Equipment configurations suitable for operational generation of digital data, and reproduction of images from digital data are considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL IMAGES, *RECTIFIERS (PHOTOGRAPHY), *TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, AUTOMATIC, DATA PROCESSING, ELECTRONIC SCANNERS, MAPPING, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, METEOROLOGY, PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, SATELLITES (ARTIFICIAL)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE