Accession Number : AD0774762

Title :   Comparative Evaluation of an Improved Single Flight Stereo Radar Technique.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Carlson,Gordon E. ; Bair,George L.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : An improved single flight technique for obtaining stereo radar image pairs is evaluated and compared with a previously proposed single flight technique and a previously implemented two flight technique. The prime concern of the report is a performance evaluation and comparison of the techniques with the use of computer generated pseudo-radar images. The terrain modelling and computer simulation methods used are described as well as stereocomparator measurement results. Improved stereoviewability was observed for the improved single flight technique as compared with the previously proposed single flight technique and both were better than the previously implemented two flight technique. The improved stereoviewability of the single flight images resulted in terrain flight measuring errors which are only 59% as large as those for the two flight technique. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Radar mapping, Three dimensional, Radar images, Data processing, Image converters

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE