Correction of Pushbroom Satellite Imagery Interior Distortions Independent of Ground Control Points
AbstractCompensating for distortions in pushbroom satellite imagery has a bearing on subsequent earth observation applications. Traditional distortion correction methods usually depend on ground control points (GCPs) acquired from a high-accuracy geometric calibration field (GCF). Due to the high construction costs and site constraints of GCF, it is difficult to perform distortion detection regularly. To solve this problem, distortion detection methods without using GCPs have been proposed, but their application is restricted by rigorous conditions, such as demanding a large amount of calculation or good satellite agility which are not met by most remote sensing satellites. This paper proposes a novel method to correct interior distortions of satellite imagery independent of GCPs. First, a classic geometric calibration method for pushbroom satellite is built and at least three images with overlapping areas are collected, then the forward intersection residual between corresponding points in the images are used to calculate interior distortions. Experiments using the Gaofen-1 (GF-1) wide-field view-1 (WFV-1) sensor demonstrate that the proposed method can increase the level of orientation accuracy from several pixels to within one pixel, thereby almost eliminating interior distortions. Compared with the orientation accuracy by classic GCF method, there exists maximum difference of approximately 0.4 pixel, and the reasons for this discrepancy are analyzed. Generally, this method could be a supplementary method to conventional methods to detect and correct the interior distortion. View Full-Text
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Zhang, G.; Xu, K.; Zhang, Q.; Li, D. Correction of Pushbroom Satellite Imagery Interior Distortions Independent of Ground Control Points. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 98.
Zhang G, Xu K, Zhang Q, Li D. Correction of Pushbroom Satellite Imagery Interior Distortions Independent of Ground Control Points. Remote Sensing. 2018; 10(1):98.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Guo; Xu, Kai; Zhang, Qingjun; Li, Deren. 2018. "Correction of Pushbroom Satellite Imagery Interior Distortions Independent of Ground Control Points." Remote Sens. 10, no. 1: 98.
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