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Title: Use of the ER-2 and IFSAR for digital terrain matrix, difference digital terrain matrix, and vector difference digital terrain matrix collection

Abstract

A national digital terrain matrix (DTM) archive with sub-meter elevation precision and three meter or less post spacing will have numerous commercial government and research uses. The Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Digital Terrain Elevation Mapping System (DTEMS) will be used to collect a DTM archive with average relative one {sigma} elevation precision of 0.3 meter, average absolute one U elevation precision less than 0.6 meter, and one to three meter post spacing (posting). DTEMS data will satisfy National Map Accuracy Standards (NMAS) contour intervals of one to two meters. DTEMS will also archive orth-rectified digital polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery with one to three meter resolution. A difference digital terrain matrix (DDTM) is defined as a digital data file containing elevation changes in a DTM. A DDTM archive will be useful for detection and measurement of natural or man made changes in terrain elevation. Using DTEMS to make periodic repeat DTM collections and coherent elevation change detection (CECD) to sense small elevation changes, DTEMS will be capable of resolving elevation changes of a few centimeters. A vector difference digital terrain matrix (VDDTM) is defined as a digital data file containing the X, Y and Z displacements of themore » ground. Using CECD with a sub-pixel digital image correlation (SPDIC) technique on pairs of DTM`s and radar images collected by DTEMS, it will be possible to measure X and Y ground displacements with resolutions of ten centimeters at posts with spacing of ten meters and measure the elevation (Z) displacement with a resolution of a few centimeters. 8 refs., 6 figs.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
379505
Report Number(s):
CONF-960613-
TRN: 96:004290-0023
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. international airborne remote sensing conference and exhibition, San Francisco, CA (United States), 24-27 Jun 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the second international airborne remote sensing conference and exhibition: Technology, measurement & analysis. Volume I; PB: 702 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; TOPOLOGICAL MAPPING; MATRIX ELEMENTS; USA; DIGITAL SYSTEMS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS

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Malliot, H.A.. Use of the ER-2 and IFSAR for digital terrain matrix, difference digital terrain matrix, and vector difference digital terrain matrix collection. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Malliot, H.A.. Use of the ER-2 and IFSAR for digital terrain matrix, difference digital terrain matrix, and vector difference digital terrain matrix collection. United States.
Malliot, H.A.. 1996. "Use of the ER-2 and IFSAR for digital terrain matrix, difference digital terrain matrix, and vector difference digital terrain matrix collection". United States. doi:.
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