Keywords

Imaging systems in meteorology, Optical data processing

Abstract

One of the problems associated with the automatic image processing of satellite photographs such as weather maps is the need for image registration; that is, the fitting of a map that has some translational and rotational bias to a known data base. This paper investigates a least square method of image registration using an image that has been converted into a boundary map with a pixel representation 1 for land, -1 for water and zero for cloud pixels. A sampled correlation array is constructed by shifting the weather map to locations on a given grid, centered around a sampled correlation peak, and performing an accumulation of the pixel-by-pixel comparisons between the weather map and its data base over the whole map or a smaller search window. A least square approximation 0 f the translational and rotational bias is performed using the data from this sampled correlation array, fitted against the shape of an elliptical cone.

Graduation Date

Summer 1978

Advisor

Patz, Benjamin W.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

vi, 92 pages

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0003516

Subjects

Imaging systems in meteorology, Optical data processing

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Engineering Commons

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