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Satellite Imaging System
AA Somaie
Pages - 266 - 277     |    Revised - 15-05-2013     |    Published - 30-06-2013
Volume - 7   Issue - 3    |    Publication Date - June 2013  Table of Contents
Satellite Images, Digital Image Processing, Space Technology, Electro-optical Sensors.
The aim of this paper is to present the essential elements of the electro-optical imaging system EOIS for space applications and how these elements can affect its function. After designing a spacecraft for low orbiting missions during day time, the design of an electro-imaging system becomes an important part in the satellite because the satellite will be able to take images of the regions of interest. An example of an electro-optical satellite imaging system will be presented through this paper where some restrictions have to be considered during the design process. Based on the optics principals and ray tracing techniques the dimensions of lenses and CCD (Charge Coupled Device) detector are changed matching the physical satellite requirements. However, many experiments were done in the physics lab to prove that the resizing of the electro optical elements of the imaging system does not affect the imaging mission configuration. The procedures used to measure the field of view and ground resolution will be discussed through this work. Examples of satellite images will be illustrated to show the ground resolution effects.
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Miss AA Somaie
Management Information Systems University of Business and Technology UBT, Jeddah, KSA - Saudi Arabia

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