to expedite the development supporting RPCs of Pleiades sensor 1A and 1B

Discussion created by hlzhang1022 on Apr 1, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 17, 2014 by hlzhang1022

It seems that MD does not support the RPCs of the new sensor Pleiades 1A & 1B; and wondering if MD can support new sensor models quickly, including Pleiades 1A (2011) and Pleiades 1B (2012).

Recently, have been evaluating the Pleiades & SPOT 6 imagery. Initially, the Pleiades twin sensors give very impressive features:

[INDENT]1. Pleiades twins are quickly responses to customer needs (twice-daily revisit) against GeoEye-1;
2. larger coverage/strips, similar to 2.5-m SPOT 5;
3. Able to provide similar information for visualization and extraction (like GeoEye-1), which is much better than 1-m IKONOS (hard to retrieve information); and also easier image processing & interpretation (against SPOT-5) [/INDENT]

For more on Pleiades twins at http://www.astrium-geo.com/pleiades/ and on SPOT 6 at http://www.astrium-geo.com/en/147-spot-6-7

Most likely, it would be still a challenge to ortho-rectify Pleiades images (without combing GCPs) to meet the operational requirments of accuracy, if still only considering RPCs alone.


Larry @ Aramco