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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2014, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 276-285

Development of automatic navigation method for MSU-MR imagery of polar-orbital satellite “Meteor-M” No.1

S.N. Katamanov 
Institute of Automation and Control Processes FEB RAS, Vladivostok, 690041, Russia
The development results of an automatic navigation method for MSU-MR images obtained during a full receiving session of the Russian satellite Meteor-M No.1 are presented. The method is based on the orbital motion model SGP4 (with propagation NORAD TLE sets) and a mathematical model of Meteor-M-1/MSU-MR physical image deformation. Pixel navigation accuracy is achieved by computing satellite attitude angles (roll, pitch and yaw) based on ground control points that are automatically defined in an image. The misalignment angles between the optical channel sensor axes of the Meteor-M-1/MSU-MR radiometer are calculated. The approbation results of the new navigation method are presented and discussed for long series of Meteor-M-1/MSU-MR data received at the Center for Regional Satellite Monitoring of Environment of the Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (CRSME FEB RAS). Examination of the navigation results of the proposed method can be performed visually by RGB-images gallery on the CRSME FEB RAS website (
Keywords: Meteor-M, MSU-MR, satellite images, navigation, channel-to-channel registration, ground control points, satellite attitude (roll, pitch and yaw)
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