Water Penetration Photogrammetry. Volume 1. Feasibility and Evaluation Study
NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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This report addresses the problem of near-shore bathymetry via automated digital processing of archivedfuture color aerial photography, examines both the photometric and environmental restrictions, and proposes new areas of researchalgorithm development which, when integrated with existing digital techniques, could lead to the development of a system for processing the DMA archived and future color aerial photography. The advanced development effort being carried out by the NORDA Pattern Analysis Branch under this Water Penetration Photogrammetry WPP Subtask is planned to investigate the following areas 1 Geometric match point techniques for stereo-bathymetry, e.g., correlation 2Density techniques to supplement the above stereogeometric algorithms 3 Automated identification and removal where possible of environmental artifacts and constraints in the imagery 4 Use of image enhancement as an aid to the above items and for generating digitally improved photographs for conventional stereo compilations.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography