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Remote Sens. 2017, 9(7), 634; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs9070634

Accuracy Improvements in the Orientation of ALOS PRISM Images Using IOP Estimation and UCL Kepler Platform Model

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Department of Geomatics, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba 81531-990, Brazil
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Department of Cartography, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Presidente Prudente 19060-900, Brazil
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Academic Editors: Jose Moreno and Prasad S. Thenkabail
Received: 10 March 2017 / Revised: 9 June 2017 / Accepted: 15 June 2017 / Published: 1 July 2017

Abstract

This paper presents a study that was conducted to determine the orientation of ALOS (Advanced Land Observing Satellite) PRISM (Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping) triplet images, considering the estimation of interior orientation parameters (IOP) of the cameras and using the collinearity equations with the UCL (University College of London) Kepler platform model, which was adapted to use coordinates referenced to the Terrestrial Reference System ITRF97. The results of the experiments showed that the accuracies of 3D coordinates calculated using 3D photogrammetric intersection increased when the IOP were also estimated. The vertical accuracy was significantly better than the horizontal accuracy. The usability of the estimated IOP was tested to perform the bundle block adjustments of another neighbouring PRISM image triplet. The results in terms of 3D photogrammetric intersection were satisfactory and were close to those obtained in the IOP estimation experiment. View Full-Text
Keywords: PRISM images; estimation of IOP; UCL Kepler model PRISM images; estimation of IOP; UCL Kepler model
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Rodrigues, T.L.; Mitishita, E.; Ferreira, L.; Tommaselli, A.M.G. Accuracy Improvements in the Orientation of ALOS PRISM Images Using IOP Estimation and UCL Kepler Platform Model. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 634.

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