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Resolution Tests with a TDI-Camera

Schroeder, Manfred and Mooshuber, Walter and Müller, Rupert and Reinartz, Peter (2001) Resolution Tests with a TDI-Camera. In: High resolution Mapping from Space 2001, CD-Rom-CD-Rom. ISPRS Workshop: High Resolution Mapping from Space, Hannover, Sept. 19-21 2001.

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Abstract

With Time Delay and Integration (TDI) detector arrays, high resolution space camera systems can be developed. The main advantage of TDI-detectors in comparison to conventional CCD-detectors is their very high responsivity which allows extremely short exposure times. This short exposure times on the other hand correspond to very fast data read out rates, e.g. at a ground sampling distance of 0.25 m from orbit height, a line read out frequency of approximately 27 kHz is required. To test the image quality of TDI cameras at these very high data read out frequencies laboratory tests with a "Dalsa TDI-Line Scan Camera CT-E2" were carried out. The TDI-detector array of 2048 elements with a single detector size of 13 x 13 mm², has 96 integrating steps and a radiometric resolution of 8 bit. A moving test pattern simulated the relative motion between space camera and earth surface. The processed images of the test pattern could be used to determine three bar resolving power in across and along flight direction, to derive the MTF curves and to obtain a value for the noise level. Furthermore the influence of slight deviations from the required read out frequency on the resolving power was investigated. The paper describes the laboratory experiment and presents the resolving power results.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2001,
Title:Resolution Tests with a TDI-Camera
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schroeder, ManfredUNSPECIFIED
Mooshuber, WalterUNSPECIFIED
Müller, RupertUNSPECIFIED
Reinartz, PeterUNSPECIFIED
Date:2001
Journal or Publication Title:High resolution Mapping from Space 2001
Page Range:CD-Rom-CD-Rom
Editors:
EditorsEmail
IPI; Universität Hannover, UNSPECIFIED
Series Name:ISPRS
Status:Published
Keywords:TDI-Camera, spatial resolution, resolution test pattern, MTF
Event Title:ISPRS Workshop: High Resolution Mapping from Space, Hannover, Sept. 19-21 2001
Organizer:IPI, Universität Hannover
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Deposited By: Cornelia Roehl
Deposited On:06 Feb 2006
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 22:05

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