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  • PE&RS January 2016
    March 2011 and Teledyne purchased the remaining shares in April 2015 In addition Michel Stanier previously EVP Business Development was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Teledyne Optech in October 2015 Following the planned change in ownership and leadership Don and Elizabeth Carswell previously President and VP Sales will retire from day to day operations With the transition of full ownership to Teledyne as well as with an outstanding team of engineers and managers Teledyne Optech continues with strong leadership ample financial support and extensive technical capabilities said Don Carswell President of Teledyne Optech Allan Elizabeth and I will continue to be available as resources to Teledyne Optech but we are pleased to leave the company in very strong hands ASPRS Certification Program ASPRS certification is official recognition by one s col leagues and peers that an individual has demonstrat ed professional integrity and competence in his or her field Apply for certification as a Photogrammetrist Mapping Scientist Remote Sensing Mapping Scientist GIS LIS Photogrammetric Technologist GIS LIS Technologist Remote Sensing Technologist THE IMAGING GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SOCIETY Publishing in PE RS just got easier You spoke andwe listened Thanks to new technology we are able to lower our colorplate prices making

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  • PE&RS January 2016
    program have been published However only a very few gave technical details of the initial application of Corona to reconnaissance By Irwin Scollar Nikolaos Galiatsatos Clifford Mugnier FEATURES 15 Sector Insight edu The inaugural edition of Sector Insight The goal of this new editorial column is to inform membership on educational and professional development needs of our community 19 I n Memoriam W e celebrate the life of Atef A

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  • PE&RS January 2016
    Range DEMs to Optimize Surface Coverage and Measurement Resolution Stephane Bertin Heide Friedrich and Patrice Delmas A new approach to merge overlapping gridded DEMs applied to the study of fluvial surface microtopography using close range digital photogrammetry 45 Estimation of Forest Biomass Using Multivariate Relevance Vector Regression Alireza Sharifi Jalal Amini and Ryutaro Tateishi A new method of regression to estimate forest biomass from PolSAR images 51 Discriminating Spectral Signatures Among and Within Two Closely Related Grapevine Species Matthew Maimaitiyiming Allison J Miller and Abduwasit Ghulam Two important rootstock grapevine species and their genotype pairs can be effectively discriminated with hyperspectral reflectance factor data and PRI is a useful indicator of plant physiological status at both the leaf and canopy scales 63 High Resolution Land Cover and Impervious Surface Classifications in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area with NAIP Imagery Philipp Nagel and Fei Yuan An object based classification and a regression tree technique applied to extract high resolution LULC and impervious surfaces from the One Meter NAIP imagery in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area of Minnesota PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES JANUARY 2016 ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 IGTF 2016 Save the date Abstracts now being accepted 5 ASPRS GeoLeague Challenge This years challenge will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service 16 2016 GeoBytes GeoBytes has been so successful that we are doing them again in 2016 Checkout the 2016 schedule of GeoByte Webinars 20 Reduced Color Fees in PE RS You spoke we listened 20 ASPRS Geospatial Forensics Group Are you interested in geospatial forensics Consider joining the ASPRS Forensics Group 20 New ASPRS Members Join us in welcoming our newest members to ASPRS DEPARTMENTS 2 Industry News Teledyne Optech announced today that Michel Stanier previously EVP Business Development was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Teledyne Optech in October 2015 18

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  • PE&RS January 2016
    for more details about the challenge and prizes on the ASPRS website Credit NPS PE RS P HOTOGRAMMETRIC E NGINEERING R EMOTE S ENSING Theofficial journal for imagingandgeospatial information scienceand technology April2015 Volume81 Number4 M ONOGRAPH Overview and Current Status of Remote Sensing Applications Based on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs UAV Monograph Overview and Current Status of Remote Sensing Applications Based on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs Published in the April 2015 issue of PE RS this monograph provides an extensive treatise on available remotely piloted aircraft in particular UAS platforms associated airborne sensors their capabilities and a glimpse at the variety of applications for them The author describes the variety of fixed winged and rotary winged UAS e g multi rotor copters and delves into the variety of sensors like RGB infrared multispectral and hyperspectral cameras lidar and radar synthetic aperture radar As well as a variety of applications for these intriguing systems A benefit of UAS is that they are useful for work that is dull dirty or dangerous These benefits are demonstrated in the highlight article Testing a Small UAS for Mapping Artisanal Diamond Mining in Africa which presents a fascinating look at a particularly unique application for

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  • PE&RS January 2016
    ournal S taff Publisher Dr Michael Hauck Editor Russell G Congalton Technical Editor Michael S Renslow Assistant Editor Jie Shan Assistant Director Publications Rae Kelley Electronic Publications Manager Graphic Artist Matthew Austin Photogrammetric Engineering Remote Sensing is the official journal of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing It is devoted to the exchange of ideas and information about the applications of photogrammetry remote sensing and geographic information systems The technical activities of the Society are conducted through the following Technical Divisions Geographic Information Systems Photogrammetric Applications Lidar Primary Data Acquisition Professional Practice and Remote Sensing Applications Additional information on the functioning of the Technical Divisions and the Society can be found in the Yearbook issue of PE RS Correspondence relating to all business and editorial matters pertaining to this and other Society publications should be directed to the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 5410 Grosvenor Lane Suite 210 Bethesda Maryland 20814 2144 including inquiries memberships sub scriptions changes in address manuscripts for publication advertising back issues and publications The telephone number of the Society Headquarters is 301 493 0290 the fax number is 301 493 0208 web address is www asprs org PE RS PE RS ISSN0099 1112 is published monthly by the American So ciety for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 5410 Grosvenor Lane Suite 210 Bethesda Maryland 20814 2144 Periodicals postage paid at Bethesda Maryland and at additional mailing offices SUBSCRIPTION For the 2016 subscription year ASPRS is offering two op tions to our PE RS subscribers an e Subscription and the print edition E subscribers can plus up their subscriptions with printed copies for a small additional charge Print subscriptions are on a calendar year basis that runs from January through December Electronic subscriptions run for twelve months on an anniversary basis We recommend that customers who choose both e Subscription and print e Subscription Print renew on a calen dar year basis The new electronic subscription includes access to ten years of digital back issues of PE RS for online subscribers through the same portal at no additional charge Please see the Frequently Asked Questions about our journal subscriptions The rate of the e Subscription digital Site License Only for USA and Foreign 899 00 e Subscription digital Site License Only for Canada 944 00 Special Offers e Subscription digital Plus Print for the USA 1 160 00 e Subscription digital Plus Print Canada 1 224 00 e Sub scription digital Plus Print Outside of the USA 1 175 00 Printed Sub scription Only for USA 959 00 Printed Subscription Only for Canada 1 013 00 Printed Subscription Only for Other Foreign 974 00 Note e Subscription Printed Subscription Only e Subscription Plus Print for Can ada include 5 of the total amount for Canada s Goods and Services Tax GST 135123065 POSTMASTER Send address changes to PE RS ASPRS Headquarters 5410 Grosvenor Lane Suite 210 Bethesda Maryland 20814 2144 CDN CPM 40020812 MEMBERSHIP Membership is open to any person actively engaged in

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  • PE&RS January 2016
    later made available to the general public from the EROS Data Center archive of the US Geological Survey USGS via the Internet Since 1995 hundreds of books articles and scientific papers about the Corona program have been published However only a very few gave technical details of the initial application of Corona to reconnaissance Technical Details of precise mapping of missile sites and other places of military significance soon followed Then complete map coverage of the Soviet Union and adjacent countries as well as the Middle East was published Galiatsatos 2004 A useful overview of the satellite installation and cameras is given by Auelmann 2012 A model of a dual camera version of the installation is shown in Figure 1 Figure 1 The camera and film compartment of the last in the Corona series National Air and Space Museum Washington DC hundreds of books articles and scientific papers about the Corona program have been published However only a very few gave technical details of the initial application of Corona to reconnaissance CORONA M apping from G eometric D istortion in KH4 I mages By Irwin Scollar Nikolaos Galiatsatos Clifford Mugnier Photogrammetric Engineering Remote Sensing Vol 82 No 1 January 2016

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  • PE&RS January 2016
    or 14 0 microns and made available on the USGS website with search software for locating the image paths A typical set of paths looks like They are georeferenced using the 1960 Hough ellipsoid Sealander 1996 Fischer 1959 This adds positional errors if the USGS meta data is referenced to the WGS84 GRS80 ellipsoids The cameras and distortion correction hardware were designed and built by the ITEK Corporation ITEK 1957 1996 a spin off from Boston University financed by the CIA and NRO The production teams were directed by Frances Figure 2 Cross section of the camera and film compartments showing the rotating tilted high resolution lens systems in KH 4 B J Madden 1997 The senior scientific adviser was Claudius Claus Aschenbrenner CV n d curriculum vitae no date Aschenbrenner born on March 21 1894 was of the second generation of German photogrammetrists He studied with S Finsterwalder and O von Grüber in Munich In the 1920s and 1930s after World War I he developed and flew designs for panoramic cameras From the mid 1930s until the end of World War II he directed the wide area photogrammetry section of the Luftwaffe as a professional officer rising to the rank of full colonel in 1943 After World War II under the Program Operation Paperclip Operation Paperclip 1945 Aschenbrenner was taken to the United States and assigned to Wright Field Ohio He was later transferred to the Boston University Optical Research Laboratory the predecessor of ITEK as Senior Scientist He retired on January 9 1965 at the aged of 72 It is not known exactly when he died Aschenbrenner s career can be followed in the German military photogrammetry personnel archive Schrödter 2002 His patents for the KH4 cameras and Gamma Rectifier distortion correction hardware were assigned to ITEK Aschenbrenner

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  • PE&RS January 2016
    EN 71 Panoramic projection transforming printer Figure 5 Aschenbrenner left and the EN 71 team From ITEK newsletter May 24 1962 courtesy R Ondrejka A ground footprint of the distortion due to Panorama Earth Curvature and Camera Tilt has been calculated Figures 17 47a and 17 48 Ondrejka 1980 See Kawachi 1966 for distortion equations at lower altitudes The Gamma Rectifier was classified as top secret in January 1966 and declassified only in 2003 Its existence was partly revealed by Hilbert 2005 Only those involved in its design and construction had access to the mathematics of the optical system These were not available for publications written even after declassification of the imagery itself in 1996 e g Sohn 2004 author of two widely used correction methods Such methods require many control points for accuracy at the ends of Corona film strips where distortion is greatest According to Hilbert 2005 a modified KH4 B camera pair KA 80 and a Gamma Rectifier were used for Moon mapping by the Apollo15 to 17 Lunar Orbiters No information from Flagstaff on its ultimate fate or documentation could be obtained The first author of this paper obtained an 128 page photocopy of the Gamma

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