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  • Pecora ASPRS / ISPRS 2002 Conference
    mansion the home was built in 1889 and contains a large collection of art the majority of which is on public display Visitors have the opportunity to see a home furnished in the upper middle class style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries The Carriage House Gift Shop carries the area s only selection of Titanic memorabilia as well as tea accessories jewelry and a wide assortment of souvenirs The Molly Brown House has been completely restored and the furnishings are either original or replicated Tours highlight the life and times of the legendary Molly Brown and her role in Denver s decadent past Catch glimpses of our past present and future as you enjoy your Denver Welcome Tour Tour Includes Round trip deluxe motorcoach transportation Professional Guide Service Admission to the Molly Brown House Cost Per Person 24 50 Cost based on a minimum of 35 guests per 47 passenger motorcoach Mountain Gambling Tour Wednesday November 13 2002 6 30 pm 10 30 pm Travel west through the wild beauty of Clear Creek Canyon to the historic towns of Black Hawk and Central City This region was once known as the richest square mile on earth because of its unmatched mining successes Today the two towns with their Victorian facades are famous for their 20th century gaming houses where you can try your luck at limited stakes gambling The casinos retain trappings from their gold rush glory days and offer many casual dining and entertainment options ready when you need to take a break and tally your winnings The area has a fascinating history complete with a world renowned opera house and a myriad of colorful heroes and famous villains Once in Blackhawk guests will receive a gaming package with specific discounts and offers Guests will enjoy dinner on their own Tour Includes Round trip deluxe motorcoach transportation Gaming Packet Professional Guide Service Cost Per Person 20 00 Cost based on a minimum of 35 guests per 47 passenger motorcoach Tour Through The Garden of The Gods and The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Friday November 15 2002 8 00 am 5 00 pm Guests will enjoy a scenic trip between Denver and Colorado Springs as they travel south for this day long adventure Experienced tour guides will provide interesting narrative about Colorado throughout the one hour transfer Once in Colorado Springs guests will marvel at the beauty of the Garden of the Gods Park and rock formations such as the Kissing Camels and the Balancing Rock These magnificent red sandstone formations thousand year old juniper trees and twisting needles of rock sculpted by wind all combine to make this Colorado Springs city park truly a garden fit for the gods Guests will learn about the Native Americans who used the garden as a gathering place and other bits of Colorado Springs history There are many excellent opportunities so be sure to bring your camera Time providing the group will stop to explore the shops at the

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  • Pecora ASPRS / ISPRS 2002 Conference
    of payment Fax To 301 984 9441 Visa MasterCard American Express purchase orders only Workshop Registration Workshops require individual registration and additional payment to the general conference registration fees They are not included in the full registration fees Availability is based on space We do not reserve spaces without full payment in advance and there is no waiting list Workshop registrations must be postmarked by October 21 2002 ASPRS reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum number of registrations is not received by October 21 2002 On site registration will be available for confirmed workshops with additional space Spouse Guest Registration The Exhibit Hall and Opening Reception are included in a spouse guest registration However if spouses or guests wish to attend educational sessions they must register at the appropriate rate Speaker Registration For those individuals giving an oral presentation or poster during the conference as well as those who are moderating a session please down load the Speaker Registration Form here On site Registration On site Registration will be located in the North Convention lobby of the Adam s Mark Hotel Confirmations Your registration will be confirmed by mail or fax Please notify the Meeting Registrar at 301 984 9450 ext 17 if you have not received your confirmation within two weeks or if you have any questions Your registration packet will be available at the Advance Registration Desk located in the North Convention lobby of the Adam s Mark Hotel A registration is not considered complete until all registration fees are received by the Meeting Registrar Refund Policy All refunds are subject to a 50 00 processing fee and will be issued one month after the conference To qualify for a full refund a written cancellation must be received by the Meeting Registrar by October

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  • Pecora ASPRS / ISPRS 2002 Conference
    Floor Abstracts Exhibitors Pecora Award Business Meetings Sponsors Committees Steering ISPRS Conference Hotel Concourse Level Plaza Ground Tower Building 2 Floor Tower Building Majestic Tower Building Mezzanine Tower Building Terrace Copyright 2001 American Society for Photogrammetry Remote Sensing 5410 Grosvenor

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  • Pecora ASPRS / ISPRS 2002 Conference
    production of accurate tonally balanced orthomosaics QUALITY CONTROL OF DIRECT GEOREFERENCING DATA Mohamed M R Mostafa Applanix Corporation 85 Leek Cr Richmond Hill Ontario Canada L4B 3B3 MMostafa applanix com KEY WORDS Aerial Mapping Direct Sensor Orientation Digital Exterior Orientation Photogrammetry ABSTRACT Quality Control QC is a critical step in the mapping process when using Applanix POS AV system in the direct georeferencing mode or in the aerotriangulation mode of mapping Therefore in this paper the necessary steps of quality control of direct georeferencing data is presented in some detail This is presented through Applanix PSOPAC software package using real mapping data sets First a brief description of the quality control steps of POS data is introduced Then a description of the simultaneous use of navigation imagery data is presented through the DLC TM Concept A PROGRAM FOR DIRECT GEOREFERENCING OF AIRBORNE AND SPACEBORNE LINE SCANNER IMAGES Rupert Müller M Lehner Rainer Müller P Reinartz M Schroeder B Vollmer DLR German Aerospace Center Remote Sensing Technology Institute 82234 Wessling Germany INS Institute for Navigation University Stuttgart Breitscheidstr 2 70174 Stuttgart Germany Rupert Mueller dlr de Commission I WG I 5 KEY WORDS orthoimage direct georeferencing geometric rectification airborne and spaceborne line scanner ABSTRACT For high quality direct georeferencing it is important that all geometric parameters influencing the rectification process are taken into account These parameters are the exterior and interior orientation of the imaging system the digital terrain model the boresight misalignment and the mapping coordinate reference system For airborne scanner images covering an area of only some miles extension simplifying assumptions can be made without noticeable loss of accuracy e g the position and attitude data can be directly related to the geographic reference system In airborne applications a high precision navigation sensor system IMU DGPS aligned to the scanner system was used to obtain the parameters of the exterior orientation Orthoimages were generated with 1 2 pixel accuracy from pushbroom and whiskbroom scanner images To rectify space imagery it is necessary to use orthogonal coordinate systems e g Local Topocentric Systems in an intermediate processing step before finally the result are transformed to a map projection system Orthoimages were produced from images of the German space camera MOMS 2P The software package RECTIFY was developed by DLR and serves as a generic geometry processor for data of different sensor types and navigation systems It supports all well known coordinate and map projection systems as well as different geodetic datums Methods and theory underlying the software package and application examples of airborne and spaceborne imagery will be presented A CONCEPT FOR A REGIONAL COASTAL ZONE MISSION J Nieke a b A Neumann b H Schwarzer b B Penné c a NASDA Earth Observation Research Center 1 8 10 Harumi 104 6023 Tokyo Japan b DLR German Aerospace Center Rutherford Str 2 12489 Berlin Germany c OHB System Universitätsallee 27 29 28359 Bremen Germany Commission I Working Group I 4 KEY WORDS Coastal Zone Environment Marine Multisensor Mini Satellite Hyper spectral Imaging Spectrometer ABSTRACT Recently applicational and technological studies have been performed by a group of scientists and industry led by DLR basing on experiences with ocean colour sensor MOS IRS The result is a new low cost mission concept with special emphasis on coastal zone remote sensing which will be able to fill an imported gap in Earth observation data i e to detect the strongly needed data for a better understanding of the rapid changes of coastal areas and to provide a tool for monitoring catastrophical hazards The proposed low budget mission ECOMON Regional Ecological Research and Monitoring will provide visible to the thermal infrared data with relatively high spectral 1 4 nm and spatial resolution 100 m The VIS SWIR TIR spectral region will be covered by 16 selectable channels in the visible four channels in the SWIR and one in the TIR The swath width will be 400 km and a off nadir tilting possibility ensures a high repetition rate of two days for latitudes 30 Using mainly compact off the shelf technology and carrying this payload on a mini satellite can ensure a low budget mission with adequate performance for coastal zone observation GENERAL MODEL FOR AIRBORNE AND SPACEBORNE LINEAR ARRAY SENSORS Daniela Poli Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland daniela geod baug ethz ch KEY WORDS Orientation Modelling GPS INS Integration Triangulation Three Line ABSTRACT This paper describes a general model for CCD linear array sensors with along track stereo viewing The sensor external orientation which is different for each image line is modelled with time dependent piecewise polynomial functions and integrated in the standard photogrammetric triangulation resulting in an indirect georeferencing model The continuity of the functions and their first and second derivatives between adjacent segments is imposed In case of sensors carried on airplane the sensor position and attitude observed by GPS INS instruments are included in the piecewise polynomial functions Using Ground Control Points GCPs and additionally Tie Points TPs the function parameters and the ground coordinates of the TPs are estimated in a least squares adjustment The model was tested on imagery acquired by TLS and MOMS 02 sensors which were carried on helicopter and satellite respectively using different numbers and distributions of GCPs The Japanese TLS Three Line Sensor scans along track in 3 directions with a one lens optical system The sensor external orientation for each image line was available by GPS INS instruments together with 46 GCPs measured in the images An absolute accuracy of 4 13 cm in planimetry and 6 16 cm in height was achieved ground pixel size 10 cm MOMS 02 sensor was carried on the Russian MIR station The stereopairs used for the test were acquired during the Priroda mission in 1997 and had ground resolution of 18m The preliminary results showed an absolute accuracy of 6 3 9 3 m in planimetry and 3 0 12 3 m in height A SMALL LOW EQUATORIAL ORBITING SATELLITE SSR FOR MONITORING THE AMAZON REGION B F T Rudorff a J Kono b M Quintino b Y E Shimabukuro a INPE National Institute for Space Research Av dos Astronautas 1758 São José dos Campos SP 12227 010 Brazil a Remote Sensing Division bernardo yosio ltid inpe br b Space Engineering Division kono quintino dss inpe br Commission I WG I 4 KEY WORDS Vegetation Monitoring Small micro satellites Sensor Multitemporal Optical Proposal ABSTRACT Frequent cloud cover over the Amazon region is the greatest limitation to monitor via optical remote sensing systems ongoing activities that are threatening the greatest rainforest of the world Current optical remote sensing satellites do not have sufficient temporal and spatial resolution in order to be used as operational monitoring system For instance with the Landsat system it has been possible to cover the entire Brazilian Amazon with 229 cloud free scenes only once a year It is of high relevance to have an efficient monitoring system from space to assist the management of natural resources and to protect the Amazon environment The SSR system presents an innovative solution through a small remote sensing satellite placed in a low equatorial orbit providing synoptic images of the entire Amazon region several times a day The SSR will be a 400 kg satellite using the Brazilian multimission platform for small satellites which is being developed under INPE s coordination and manufactured by the Brazilian industry The SSR imaging system consists of a VIS NIR sensor and a MIR sensor The VIS NIR sensor is a pushbroom CCD camera with three optical heads and five spectral bands blue green red NIR and an additional water vapor content band for atmospheric correction purpose The MIR sensor is a pushbroom camera with two optical heads and one band in the 3 4 4 2 mm region The spatial resolution at nadir should be 40 m for the VIS NIR bands and 500 m for the MIR band DESIGN AND CALIBRATION OF THE BIRD PAYLOAD PLATFORM R Schuster I Walter D Hundertmark F Schrandt German Aerospace Center Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration Rutherfordstr 2 D 12489 Berlin Germany e mail Reinhard Schuster dlr de KEY WORDS Small Satellites Payload Platforms Modulation Transfer Function Pixelcoregistration ABSTRACT The BIRD Bispectral Infra Red Detection is a small satellite mission of the German Aerospace Centre which was succesfully launched in October 2001as piggyback on the Indian PSLV rocket High technological and scientific performance could be demonstrated under low budget constraints The satellite is a three axis stabilised spacecraft with a mass of 92 kg including over 30 of the total mass for the scientific instrumentation The primary mission objectives are the test of a new generation of infrared array sensors for detection and scientific investigation of High Temperature Events HTE such as forest fires and volcanic activities Together with a VIS NIR sensor with stereo capability as a redesign of the MARS 96 mission the diagnostics of vegetation and the discrimination of smoke and water vapor is possible Due to the highly compact design a strong interaction of interfaces within a small volume leads to special platform technologies mainly driven by optical and thermal requirements Therefore the calibration of the three image forming sensors of BIRD in geometrical radiometrical and spectral way had to be considered from a very early design phase on The pixelcoregistration of four sensors working in different spectral ranges requires a very complex calibration facility INTERFEROMETRIC MISSIONS USING SMALL SAT SAR SATELLITES Guy Séguin Ralph Girard Canadian Space Agency 6767 Route de l Aéroport St Hubert Qc Canada J3Y 8Y9 guy seguin space gc ca KEY WORDS Mapping Change Detection DEM DTM Radar Satellite ABSTRACT The Canadian Space Agency CSA is currently involved in the development of active membrane antenna technology for SAR applications To qualify this new technology it is proposed to develop a small satellite L band SAR demonstrator Such a demonstrator could be placed on the same orbit than the ALOS satellite for a tandem interferometric mission The paper describes the initial science objectives and mission definition based on the proposed concept RADIOMETRIC GROUND TRUTHING FOR AIRBORNE AND SATELLITE SENSOR TESTS J R Smith The Boeing Company P O Box 3999 M C 8F 26 Seattle WA 98124 2499 john r smith boeing com KEY WORDS Radiometry Hyper spectral Multispectral Calibration Spectral Measurement Agriculture Sensor ABSTRACT This paper presents processes and performance for ground based measurements used by The Boeing Company and RESOURCE21 for vicarious calibration tests of airborne and satellite multispectral and hyperspectral sensors We highlight our methodology for measuring downwelling irradiance and scene radiance and reflectance from 400 to 2500 nm and describe in house enhancements made to commercial spectroradiometry hardware and software developed over a period of four years that facilitate data management and interpretation Results from tests of the measurement protocols are presented We present our web based approach to file management and access data processing and quality assessment Finally lessons learned and issues associated with ground truthing for vicarious sensor tests are discussed GROUND LOOK RADIOMETRIC CALIBRATION APPROACHES FOR REMOTE SENSING IMAGERS IN THE SOLAR REFLECTIVE Kurtis J Thome Optical Sciences Center University of Arizona kurt thome opt sci arizona edu KEY WORDS Radiometry Radiometric calibration Accuracy Satellite sensor Aerial sensor ABSTRACT Since the early 1990s the availability of remote sensing imagery in the solar reflective 400 to 2500 nm has seen a dramatic increase Airborne and satellite based sensors now cover this spectral range with a variety of spectral resolutions from the multispectral to hyperspectral and spatial resolutions ranging from better than 0 3 m for some airborne systems and better than 1 m for satellite based sensors to 1 km A critical component to the successful use of data from these systems is the pre flight and in flight radiometric calibration of the sensors This paper provides an overview of currently used calibration approaches for the inflight calibration using terrestrially based sites These methods are colloquially known as vicarious calibration and alternatively referred to as radiance validations This discussion focuses on reflectance based and cross comparison approaches that can be used at a range of spatial and spectral resolutions An example of the application of the in flight and pre flight calibrations is demonstrated showing results from ALI ASTER Hyperion ETM Ikonos and MODIS IMAGE ORIENTATION BY COMBINED A AT WITH GPS AND IMU Helge Wegmann Institute for Photogrammetry and GeoInformation University of Hannover Nienburger Str 1 30167 Hannover Germany wegmann ipi uni hannover de KEY WORDS GPS IMU Direct Sensor Orientation Integrated Sensor Orientation ABSTRACT During recent years the direct sensor orientation with GPS and IMU has gained popularity These systems allow the determination of all exterior orientation elements without using ground control points This technology opens several new applications for photogrammetry and remote sensing One precondition for direct sensor orientation with GPS and IMU is the correct sensor calibration The related parameters as well as the relation between the IMU and the aerial camera boresight misalignment have to be determined by conventional bundle block adjustment During this process a camera self calibration focal length principal point additional parameters etc may be performed under operational conditions To achieve the full accuracy potential of direct sensor orientation the compensation of systematic errors with the correct mathematical model and an optimum number of parameters for sensor calibration is required A series of tests was conducted and showed the good accuracy potential of direct GPS IMU sensor orientation First investigations showed also problems with y parallaxes of stereo models based on direct sensor orientation Future developments in GPS and IMU sensors and data processing may reduce this problem Just now we do need another save solution A promising one is the integration of GPS IMU and automatic aerial triangulation AAT into bundle block adjustment also called integrated sensor orientation This paper presents the sensor calibration based on data from test flights in large image scales Furthermore it demonstrates the accuracy potential at independent check points in object and in image space for direct and integrated sensor orientation INVESTIGATION OF DIRECT SENSOR ORIENTATION FOR DEM GENERATION N Yastikli a K Jacobsen b a Yildiz Technical University Civil Engineering Faculty TR 80750 Besiktas Istanbul Turkey ynaci yildiz edu tr b Institute for Photogrammetry and GeoInformation Nienburger Str 1 D 30167 Hannover Germany jacobsen ipi uni hannover de KEY WORDS Photogrammetry GPS Navigation Direct Sensor Orientation DEM ABSTRACT The direct sensor orientation based on the combination of an inertial measurement system IMU and relative kinematic GPS positioning has reached a high accuracy potential By this reason it can be used not only for the generation of ortho images but also for the georeferencing of models for the generation of digital elevation models DEM With the data set of the test Integrated Sensor Orientation of the European Organization for Experimental Photogrammetric Research OEEPE the generation of DEM s has been investigated The reached ground accuracy is in the range of 10cm for X and Y and 10 20cm for Z is sufficient for several applications A mayor problem are y parallaxes appearing in the set up of the models which has been investigated in detail This can be reduced by a combined adjustment of the image orientations from direct sensor orientation together with image coordinates of tie points but without control points The effect of remaining orientation discrepancies to the model orientation and the resulting model deformation was analyzed INVESTIGATION FOR MAPPING ACCURACY OF THE AIRBORNE DIGITAL SENSOR ADS40 Tohru Yotsumata Masaomi Okagawa Yumiko Fukuzawa Kikuo Tachibana Tadashi Sasagawa PASCO Corporation 1 1 2 Higashiyama Meguro ku Tokyo Japan tohru yotsumata pasco co jp masaomi okagawa pasco co jp yumiko fukuzawa pasco co jp kikuo tachibana pasco co jp tadashi sasagawa pasco co jp ABSTRACT ADS40 is an airborne digital sensor with 3 panchromatic and 4 multispectral RGB and near infrared CCD line sensors developed and supplied by the LH Systems LLC Each panchromatic sensor is set to collect forward nadir and backward views and it is able to acquire the same ground area 3 times at different angles The exterior orientation parameters are calculated from the direct geocoordinate system that uses GPS inertial measurement unit IMU and photogrammetric bundle adjustment We conducted a study to estimate the mapping accuracy by utilizing the panchromatic images of ADS40 for the Tsukuba City in Ibaraki Prefecture Japan The control and check points distributed throughout the study area were used to evaluate the accuracy ABSOLUTE SPECTRAL RADIANCE CALIBRATION VERIFICATION OF A MULTI BAND RADIOMETRIC IMAGING SYSTEM E F Zalewski a M A Zenor b R W Turner b a Corresponding author Optical Sciences Center University of Arizona Tucson AZ 85721 ed zalewski opt sci arizona edu b Boeing Space Communications Group Remote Sensing Systems Kent WA 9803 mark zenor robert turner pss boeing com KEY WORDS Accuracy Calibration Camera Imagery Multispectral Radiometric Targets ABSTRACT We have characterized and calibrated in absolute radiance units W m2 sr mm a four spectral band imaging radiometer for airborne applications The characterizations consisted of setting the focus and co aligning the four cameras in the system setting the sensitivity via an F number adjustment in each camera and verifying the linearity versus both integration time and radiance level The absolute radiance calibration of each camera was then performed with a large aperture integrating sphere whose calibration is traceable to NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology The final step was a verification of the calibration by the measurement of the radiance of a solar irradiated target The camera radiance values were compared to those made with a portable non imaging spectroradiometer that had been calibrated at the same time as the imaging radiometer The results of the calibration verification indicated the presence of a substantial amount of scattered light that did not affect the quality of the images but require correction for accurate radiometric results GEOMETRIC CALIBRATION OF THE DMC METHOD AND RESULTS Dr Wolfgang Zeitler Christoph Doerstel Z I Imaging GmbH P O Box 1106 73442 Oberkochen Germany w zeitler ziimaging de c doerstel ziimaging de Dr Ing Karsten Jacobsen Institute for Photogrammetry and GeoInformation University of Hannover 30167 Hannover Germany jacobsen ipi uni hannover de KEYWORDS digital camera calibration verification ABSTRACT The Digital Mapping Camera DMC is the well known new digital aerial camera system of Z I Imaging Analogue aerial cameras manufactured by Carl Zeiss have been successfully used around the world for many decades due to their outstanding photogrammetric performance The DMC will continue this success and uses therefore an optical design based on CCD matrix sensors to achieve high geometrical resolution and accuracy together with multi spectral capabilities It comprises 8 synchronously operating CCD cameras Four parallel cameras can generate multi spectral imagery for the acquisition of colour composites Four panchromatic images from converging cameras are mosaicked digitally to form a single high resolution image with a large ground coverage The paper describes this key post processing mosaiking procedure to transform the four individual high resolution panchromatic images into one virtual image which can be considered being of a normal perspective projection usable by all existing exploitation systems Additionally results of the geometric calibration and a test with DMC flight data are presented Back to the Top FIEOS Abstracts THE USE OF ADAPTIVE TARGETED OBSERVATIONS IN OPERATIONAL NUMERICAL WEATHER FORECASTING Zafer Boybeyi a David P Bacon b and Michael L Kaplan c a Comprehensive Atmospheric Modeling Program School of Computational Sciences George Mason University Fairfax VA 22030 USA b Center for Atmospheric Physics Science Applications International Corporation 1710 SAIC Drive McLean VA 22102 USA c Department of Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences North Carolina State University Raleigh NC 27695 8208 USA zboybeyi gmu edu ABSTRACT Over the past 40 years there have been significant improvements in weather forecasting These improvements are primarily due to 1 improved model physics and increased numerical grid resolution made possible by ever increasing computational power and 2 improved model initialization made possible by the use of satellite derived remotely sensed data In spite of these improvements however we are still not able to consistently and accurately forecast some of the most complex nonlinear diabatic mesoscale phenomena such as propagating tropical mesoscale convective systems cloud clusters tropical storms and intense extratropical storms These phenomena develop over very fine spatial scales of motion and temporal periods and are dependent on convection for their existence Poor observations of convection boundary layer dynamics and the larger scale pre convective environment are often the cause of these substandard simulations and thus require improved observational data density and numerical forecast grid resolution This paper performs a set of Observing System Simulation Experiments OSSE The objective of the OSSE experiments is to demonstrate that an adaptive targeted observational strategy can improve forecast accuracy over existing more conventional observational strategies in terms of enhancing the initial conditions and subsequent accuracy of the simulations of a numerical weather prediction model For the proof of this concept hurricane Floyd 1999 is chosen as a test case The set of experiments starts from a baseline high resolution forecast of hurricane Floyd using the Operational Multiscale Environment model with Grid Adaptivity OMEGA This baseline run serves as the truth set for the OSSE under a perfect model assumption From the baseline run atmospheric vertical profiles were extracted to simulate pseudo observations using different adaptive strategies These data extracts were used to create new coarse resolution forecasts of hurricane Floyd that were then compared against the both baseline and real atmospheric observations In general the experiments show that additional adaptive observations in sensitive areas can help to reduce hurricane forecast errors significantly from a Numerical Weather Prediction NWP model DATA FUSION THE CORE TECHNOLOGY FOR FUTURE ON BOARD DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM Wang Chao Director Qu Jishuang Doctor Student Liu Zhi Associate Professor Institute of Remote Sensing Applications Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China 100101 cwang public bta net cn milan09 vip sina com zhiliu 371 net ABSTRACT Currently more and more earth observation data have been acquired by many kinds of sensors on different platform such as optic sensors microwave sensors infrared sensors hyperspectral sensors etc Thanks to giant resource being required to store and transmit these tremendous data so that the cost is very large and the efficiency is low investigators are compelled to process them on board as possible as they can So far on board data processing only settles on some simple preprocessing such as correction denoising compensation etc Information extraction not only is the objective of earth observation but can distill large amount data so that amount of data needing to be stored and transmitted is reduced greatly Feature extraction change detection and object recognition executed on board will provide us an efficient information extraction system for earth observation Data fusion technique has been widely used to process earth observation data on the ground which can generate data with higher quality and extract better information from multisource or multitemporal data Furthermore data fusion can also be used to extract better information from these data on board simultaneously the redundant data will be eliminated greatly so as to accelerate data processing and reduce data for storage and transmission However on board data fusion processing will confront more difficulty one of the most principal troubles is that on board data processing system must be completely autonomous which results in some procedures such as image registration feature extraction change detection object recognition becoming more complicated while they can be processed by help of manual operates despite being difficult on the ground Of course the tremendous advantage of data fusion for on board data processing will promote investigators to remove the obstacles on the road to on board data fusion based information extraction ADVANCES IN PLANNING AND SCHEDULING OF REMOTE SENSING INSTRUMENTS FOR FLEETS OF EARTH OBSERVING SATELLITES Jennifer Dungan Jeremy Frank Ari Jónsson Robert Morris David E Smith Computational Sciences Division NASA Ames Research Center MS 269 2 frank jonsson morris de2smith ptolemy arc nasa gov Moffett Field CA 94035 ABSTRACT This paper describes a system for planning and scheduling science observations for fleets of Earth observing satellites Input requests for imaging time on an Earth observing satellite are specified in terms of the type of data desired the location to be observed and an objective priority of satisfying the request The problem is to find a sequence of start times for observations and supporting activities such as instrument slewing and enforcement of instrument thermal duty cycles that satisfy a set of temporal and resource constraints describing the physical operation of the spacecraft We assume that there are more requests that can possibly be serviced over a given scheduling window and that images may vary in their scientific utility leading to an optmization problem This paper presents an approach to solve this problem employing a formal declarative model of the problem stochastic sampling methods to find plans and special purpose heuristics based on a generalized contention measure INTELLIGENT INSTRUMENTS FOR THE SPACE PLASMA ENVIRONMENT M P Gough A M Buckley E A Bezerra B Popoola and G Seferiadis Space Science Centre University of Sussex Brighton BN1 9QT UK m p gough sussex ac uk http www sussex ac uk space science ABSTRACT The work of the Space Science Centre at the University of Sussex in the development of intelligent space plasma instruments is presented here Previously the Centre has included various intelligent techniques within space instruments flown on a number of space missions A neural network was included in the SPREE instruments flown on Shuttle flights STS 46 1992 and STS 75 1996 Fuzzy Logic control of telemetry compression and buffering was designed for the ELISMA instrument on MARS 96 Sussex pioneered the use of particle correlation via hardware and software processing as a means of studying plasma wave particle interactions using particle detection pulses within particle sensors AMPTE UKS CRRES STS 46 STS 75 ESA Cluster II and auroral sounding rockets Large interacting arrays of microprocessors were employed to provide processing for the above activities e g 20 separate processors were used within SPREE Also fault tolerant arrays of processors were designed for the MARS 96 ELISMA instrument Current research at the Space Science Centre concentrates on the development of flexible space instruments compatible with on board intelligence and on increased use of Field Programmable Gate Arrays FPGA for fast real time implementations of dedicated complex algorithms For example real time plasma simulations of the spacecraft s plasma environment are being implemented in FPGA with local measurements used directly as input parameters These simulations can then be used to optimise instantaneous instrument parameters and most significantly by comparing simulation results with actual measured parameters concentrate data transmission on phenomena whose physics is least understood AUTONOMOUS ONBOARD CLASSIFICATION EXPERIMENT FOR THE SATELLITE BIRD W Halle 1 K Brieß M Schlicker W Skrbek H Venus German Aerospace Centre Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exportation Rutherfordstraße 2 12489 Berlin Germany ABSTRACT The general trend in remote sensing is on one hand to increase the number of spectral bands and the geometric resolution of the imaging sensors which leads to higher data rates and data volumes On the other hand the user is often only interested in special information of the received sensor data and not in the whole data mass Concerning these two tendencies a main part of the signal pre processing can already be done for special users and tasks on board a satellite For the BIRD Bispectral InfraRed Detection mission a new approach of an on board data processing is made The main goal of the BIRD mission is the fire recognition and the detection of hot spots This paper describes the technical solution and the first results of an on board image data processing system based on the sensor system on two new IR Sensors and the stereo line scanner WAOSS Wide Angle Optoelectronic Scanner The aim of this data processing system is to reduce the data stream from the satellite due to generations of thematic aps This reduction will be made by a multispectral classification For this classification a special hardware based on the neural network processor NI1000 was designed This hardware is integrated in the payload data handling system of the satellite A MULTI THRESHOLD BASED MORPHOLOGICAL APPROACH FOR EXTRACTING COASTAL LINE FEATURE IN REMOTE SENSED IMAGES Qu Jishuang Doctor Student Wang Chao Director Institute of Remote Sensing Applications Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China 100101 milan09 vip sina com cwang public bta net cn ABSTRACT While executing tasks such as sea surveilling maritime searching and rescue sea pollution monitoring utilizing remote sensed images the coastal line feature should be determined at first Thresholding methods is a type of simple but valid methods for image segmentation likewise they can be used to detect coastal line feature in remote sensed images However while conventional thresholding methods used to do it they are always short of enough discriminating ability to objects shadow weak scattering vegetations dark artificial buildings sea gulf blurred by noise along costal line This paper proposes a multi threshold based morphological approach which divides the isolated regions by thresholding detecting into intra continent exterior sea and along coastal isolated regions at first and then utilizes two definitions and morphological operators to process along coastal regions further so as to improve the detecting accuracy and decreasing false detecting especially to enhance detecting accuracy for above objects shadow vegetations and dark artificial builds Experiments are executed and the results exhibit the proposed approach possessing better performance than conventional thresholding approach UTILIZING REMOTE SENSED DATA IN A QUICK RESPONSE SYSTEM Menas Kafatos Ruixin Yang Chaowei Yang Richard Gomez Zafer Boybeyi Center for Earth Observing and Space Research George Mason University Fairfax VA 22030 USA mkafatos gmu edu ABSTRACT We propose to optimize the use of new computer power observational data systems and telecommunication capabilities to extract and utilize remote sensed data available from a variety of means This optimization is crucial in the sense that extracted both meteorological and surface characteristics datasets will be crucial for the use in an emergency response system We will combine real time remote sensing systems existing remote sensing databases conventional weather observational databases and GIS together to provide necessary high spatial and temporal data sets necessary for an emergency response system to mitigate against hazardous material releases into the atmosphere In this article we give an overall design and also discuss potential issues for developing such a system The GIS system will be used to provide access to the geographic information to support GIS based computing and to display the results Remote sensing databases will be used to provide local area terrain and man made configuration information such as building shapes Real time remote sensing mission is needed for updated information after a massive deconstructive event and for related data assimilation The distributed online weather data information system will be used to retrieve current and predicted weather parameters The weather information and the local area geographic information may then be used to feed the selected fast atmospheric transport and dispersion model The information will be accessed through the Internet following a system wide specific protocol or open protocols such as those specified by OGC The system will invoke the model run and convert the model results into GIS compatible format for displaying and for further computation The final results will be displayed by a GIS WebGIS based interface tailored to particular user agencies USING REMOTE SENSING DATA TO DETECT SEA LEVEL CHANGE Michael Kostiuk MA Geography Geospatial Analyst Ottawa Ontario Canada ABSTRACT Remote sensing data and Geographic information systems GIS are relatively new and potentially valuable tools for coastal zone management This paper examines the effectiveness of using remote sensing data to detect sea level change Since resolution is such an important and vital element of spatial digital data for use in geographic information systems it is important to know how to assess its quality accuracy and level of precision Using remote sensing data to detect sea level change also requires accurate historical baseline spatial data and knowledge of how the coastline is defined and mapped Map datum refers to the various locations to which geographic measurements are referenced This referencing system is an important item on the list of cartographic components that help to identify and categorize individual maps For example many North American maps have been or will soon be converted to a horizontal map datum known as NAD83 Along with horizontal datum maps are also referenced to vertical datum The choice of vertical and horizontal map datum along with other cartographic elements such as map projection scale and meta data will determine to what level of precision coastal change can be accurately measured This paper will explain how to select the most appropriate baseline spatial data as well as the type of the remote sensing data that will provide the most reliable results for the detection of seal level change Cobscook Bay Maine was used for two case studies to demonstrate some of these coastal mapping parameters MULTISAT WEBSERVICE MOBILE ON DEMAND SERVICES FOR MOBILITY AND TRAFFIC Reinhart Kühne Carsten Dalaff Martin Ruhé German Aerospace Center DLR e V Institute of Transport Research D 12489 Berlin Germany reinhart kuehne dlr de carsten dalaff dlr de martin ruhe dlr de Thomas Rupp Ludger Froebel German Aerospace Center DLR e V German Space Operations Center D 82234 Wessling Germany thomas rupp dlr de ludger froebel dlr de Klaus Janschek Valerij Tchernykh Technische Universität Dresden Institute of Automation D 01062 Dresden Germany janschek ifa et tu dresden de tchernykh ifa et tu dresden de Peter Behr FhG FIRST Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Architecture and Software Technology D 12489 Berlin Germany peter behr first fhg de ABSTRACT MultiSat WebService is a spaceborne service concept primarily to support extend or substitute information services for mobility and traffic purposes It allows the determination of traffic data from space on a global and near real time scale Main objective is to provide a profitable service for mobility and traffic management A market survey being made shows that spaceborne online information services may be viable The service provides the possibility to receive pre processed near real time Earth surface data with E commerce compatible methods The system design gives the opportunity to freely configure the space system according to customers needs The MultiSat infrastructure design features a satellite constellation with imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar SAR and optical payloads combined with low rate communication especially established to support this service Also included is a scalable fault tolerant multi computer system The development cycle focuses on an airborne demonstration of the service idea as a first milestone The MultiSat WebService concept is being created and designed by a consortium consisting of German Aerospace Center DLR Technische Universität Dresden and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft FIRST and presented here as a visionary feasibility study VEGETATION MAPPING IN GANGES RIVER BASIN FOR GLOBAL MAPPING PROJECT Mona Lacoul Dr Lal Samarakkon and Dr Kiyoshi Honda Asian Center for Research on Remote Sensing Space Technology Applications and Research Program Asian Institute of 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