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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2014, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 78-91

Accurate NOAA/AVHRR image navigation without ground control points

S.N. Katamanov1 
1 Institute of Automation and Control Processes FEB RAS, Vladivostok, Russia
An approach of navigation attitude forecasting for NOAA/AVHRR images using previously navigated images on ground control points is proposed and examined. The navigation method is based on the orbital motion model SGP4 (with propagation NORAD TLE sets) with satellite attitude angles (roll, pitch and yaw) used as navigation correction parameters. The navigation results on ground control points obtained in 2006-2007 for NOAA-12/AVHRR images are presented. Alternative approaches of navigation attitude forecasting for NOAA/AVHRR images using previously navigated images on ground control points are considered. It is shown that the best navigation attitude forecasting is achieved using NORAD TLE telegrams generated after the receiving session. The behavior of calculated NOAA attitude angles in time is considered. The results of accuracy tests of the proposed approach of navigation forecasting are presented for long series of NOAA (-12, -15, -17, -18) AVHRR data received at the Center for Regional Satellite Monitoring of Environment of the Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: NOAA, AVHRR, satellite images, navigation, ground control points, satellite attitude, navigation attitude forecasting, close satellite orbits
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