SANA: sub-pixel automatic navigation of AVHRR imagery
Abstract:An automatic method (SANA) for sub-pixel navigation of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) imagery is proposed. It progressively corrects satellite attitude and reduces navigation errors all over the scene by using an iterative approach. Tests performed on more than 400 AVHRR passes over Europe, demonstrate the above mentioned method capability to obtain, with no human intervention, a final navigation accuracy within 1 pixel. Main characteristics of such a method are its processing speed as well as its full exportability to other satellite packages.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Instituto di Metodologie Avanzate di Analisi Ambientale, CNR, Area di Ricerca di Potenza, C.da S. Loja, 85050 Tito Scalo, Italy 2: Universita della Basilicata, Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Fisica dell'Ambiente, Via della Tecnica, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Publication date: August 15, 2000