Accession Number:

ADA030728

Title:

Procedures for the Systematic Evaluation of Remote Sensor Performance and Quantitative Mission Planning

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

293.0

Abstract:

Effective application of remote sensing techniques to civil engineering and environmental problems requires the selection of the sensor systems that will best provide the information desired. Because of the many phenomena involved and the lack of a simple means to consider them collectively, planning remote sensing missions has been done subjectively, quantitatively on a piecemeal basis, or solely on the experience of the investigator. None of these offers a systematic means to optimize the mission for acquisition of specific information types as a function of the many variables involved. The purpose of this study was to a quantitatively examine the natural phenomena that influence the information content of remote sensing imagery obtained in the visible and infrared IR portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, and b from the knowledge gained through these examinations, develop analytical tools for planning remote sensing missions and provide guidance for application of photographic and thermal IR sensor systems to civil engineering and environmental problems. This study consisted of a the development of analytical models that allow systematic control of the major variables that influence the character of imagery produced by photographic and thermal IR scanning sensor systems, and b formulation from the models of simple, but comprehensive, tools for planning photographic and thermal IR remote sensing missions.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Civil Engineering
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE