ISSN 2070-7401 (Print), ISSN 2411-0280 (Online)
Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2019, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 18-28

Standard level processing of Resurs-P KShMSA data for automatic generation of seamless continuous coverage

A.I. Vasiliev 1 , A.V. Krylov 1 , A.V. Pankin 1 
1 Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring of Russian Space Systems JSC, Moscow, Russia
Accepted: 19.03.2019
DOI: 10.21046/2070-7401-2019-16-2-18-28
The paper deals with the main algorithms for standard level processing of data from the wide-swath multispectral equipment (KShMSA) on the Resurs-P spacecraft. The algorithms are designed for automatic generation of a seamless continuous coverage (BSP). First, the geometric model of imaging system and its calibration results are given. Second, the relative radiometric correction technique is proposed to monitor the radiometric homogeneity across the entire image area. Third, the specific features of the KShMSA data photogrammetric processing up to the 1D CEOS Level including the geolocation control and adjustment are considered. The technology of automated generation of seamless continuous coverage based on the KShMSA data using the photogrammetric software packages is given with the need for cloudiness masking in automatic generation of BSP being pointed out. The algorithm of cloud pixel classification for the KShMSA data is proposed. Taking the Resurs-P No. 1 and No. 2 ShMSA-VR data (15 strips) on the Samara Region during summer seasons 2015 and 2016 as an example, the Level 0 to Level 1D CEOS processing was done fully automatically including cloud masking, and the BSP was generated automatically (using the Photomod software).
Keywords: Earth remote sensing, Resurs-P spacecraft, wide-swath multispectral equipment, standard level processing, seamless continuous coverage, mosaic
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