OPTICAL RECTIFICATION AND GRIDDING OF SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS.
Semiannual technical rept.,
MIAMI UNIV FLA MARINE LAB
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An operational procedure is developed for the optical rectification and gridding of satellite photographs. The procedure is described and examples are shown to illustrate both the advantages and disadvantages of the optical rectification system over earlier methods which rectified the geographical grid rather than the Tiros photograph. The problems involved in this rectification system are largely those of achieving dynamic similarity between the film projection system with its spherical section, and the Tiros system which was actually used in obtaining the film the vidicon camera which photographed the true earth and its cloud cover at an angle. Finally, a relatively simple computer program is devised for the determination of the satellite tilt angle and the latitude and longitude of the TPP when only the TSP co-ordinates, and the satellite altitude are known. Author