Acquirer: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Organisation: Space Research Institute NASU-NSAU
Project leader: Prof., Dr. Nataliya Kussul
Purpose of the project:
Development of robust methods for finding control points for solving georeference.
Software implementation of the algorithms and evaluation of the accuracy of developed methods through numerical experiments.
Stage 1. Software development to improve georeference for middle-resolution satellite images.
Stage 2. Development of robust methods for finding control points for solving georeference
2013 Year Results
Software development was tested on the Ukrainian Sich-2 satellite of middle resolution.
A new approach for automatic orthorectification of images of Ukrainian Sich-2 satellite was presented.
The accuracy of georeference was analysed on the images of “Sich-2” satellite and on the georeferencing images.
Evaluation of the accuracy of georeference was done on the 73 images of Ukrainian Sich-2 satellite.
It allows us to decrease georeferencing error 4 times comparing to previous results, and to archive a significant decrease of the error (20-40 times) comparing to georeferencing using orbital data.
1. The method of finding control points on satellite images in the optical range is developed. It allows to identify the control points in difficult conditions of the landscape changing and corresponding irrelevance of the base cover.
2. The method allows to identify control points with an accuracy of 0.05-0.15 pixels (1?) in the combine image problem of satellite image channels.
3. A software implementation of the method was created. The accuracy of coordinate determining of the control points and the image alignment in the image channels on a representative set of 36 cloudless images of the spacecraft Sich-2 were evaluated.
4. Numerous experiments have been performed on the developed high spatial resolution satellite image geo-referencing algorithms.
The results of the research were awarded by the NASU Young Scientists Award:
Lavrenyuk Mykola, Krygin Valery, Reva Konstantin (Lavrenyuk M., Krigin V., Reva K.)
Young Scientists Award of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for the project “Methods and Information Technology for Satellite Data Georeference” (2014)
State Space Agency of Ukraine, State Enterprise “Yuzhnoye” Design Bureau named after M.K. Yangel.