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Velocity estimation of an airplane through a single satellite image
Zhuxin Zhao1, Gongjian Wen1, Bingwei Hui)1, Deren Li2
1 ATR Key Laboratory, [National University of Defense Technology], Changsha 410073, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, [Wuhan University], Wuhan 430079, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2012, 10(03): pp.031001

Topic:Image processing
Keywords(OCIS Code): 100.2960  280.4788  120.0280  

The motion information of a moving target can be recorded in a single image by a push-broom satellite. A push-broom satellite image is composed of many image lines sensed at different time instants. A method to estimate the velocity of a flying airplane from a single image based on the imagery model of the linear push-broom sensor is proposed. Some key points on the high-resolution image of the plane are chosen to determine the velocity (speed and direction). The performance of the method is tested and verified by experiments using a WorldView-1 image.

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Posted online:2011/10/24

Get Citation: Zhuxin Zhao, Gongjian Wen, Bingwei Hui), Deren Li, "Velocity estimation of an airplane through a single satellite image," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10(03), 031001(2012)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 60872153. The authors are also grateful for the help of ATR Key Laboratory.


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