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Impact on quality and processing time due to change in pre-processing operation sequence on moderate Resolution satellite images

Babu, Dinesh Kumar and Schmidt, Marco and Dahms, Thorsten and Conrad, Christopher (2016) Impact on quality and processing time due to change in pre-processing operation sequence on moderate Resolution satellite images. In: IAC-16-B1.4.2, pp. 1-8. 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 26.-30.09.2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Abstract

Despite having many Earth orbiting remote sensing satellites, even with the completion of Sentinel 2 constellation the revisit time of satellites over a particular area will only come down to 5 days from 16 - 26 days revisit time of Landsat, SPOT and IRS satellites. This is still far-off from satisfying the need of daily high spatial resolution images required for crop monitoring and rapid changes in ecosystem. Generation of high spatial remote sensing time series by fusing high temporal moderate resolution images obtained from MODIS, MERIS, and SPOTVegetation with low temporal high resolution images obtained from Landsat, SPOT, IRS and Sentinels proved to be cost effective and efficient solution. Images obtained from different sensors cannot be used in the image fusion process directly. The images should be first pre-processed to make it consistent with each other in terms of projection system, pixel size, etc. Usually the high temporal moderate resolution images will be reprojected and up scaled (resampled) to match the low temporal high resolution images. Since everyday moderate resolution images are used for time series generation, this left us with pre-processing huge amount of image data. This makes the pre-processing operation highly time consuming. It also demands huge disk space for data storage and handling and high computing power for quick processing. Several attempts, were made to optimize the pre-processing run time and effective data handling. Pre-processing is a sequential process where the image is processed in several steps. In every individual pre-processing step, the complete image data is being used for processing. The concerned study area the image used in the subsequent image fusion process covers only a fraction of the image. This shows that large amount of image data which is not useful in the subsequent process is also being processed in pre-processing operations. This directly translates to longer pre-processing time. In this paper a novel technique is proposed to optimize the run time by reducing the amount of image data used in the pre-processing steps. This is done by cropping the image in the first place and using the reduced image data in the pre-processing operations. The proposed method is tested using the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL). In this paper different pre-processing sequences are applied on the MODIS 250m resolution data. The output from each sequence is analysed to study the impact on the quality and run time due to the change in pre-processing operation sequence and the results are presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110994/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Impact on quality and processing time due to change in pre-processing operation sequence on moderate Resolution satellite images
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Babu, Dinesh Kumardinesh.kumar-babu (at) hs-bochum.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, Marcomarco.schmidt (at) hs-bochum.deUNSPECIFIED
Dahms, Thorstenthorsten.dahms (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Conrad, Christopherchristopher.conrad (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Journal or Publication Title:IAC-16-B1.4.2
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-8
Status:Published
Keywords:Image pre-processing, Pre-processing framework, Pre-processing sequence, GDAL, Image fusion
Event Title:67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Event Location:Guadalajara, Mexico
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26.-30.09.2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Geowissenschaftl. Fernerkundungs- und GIS-Verfahren
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center
Deposited By: Wöhrl, Monika
Deposited On:14 Feb 2017 08:36
Last Modified:14 Feb 2017 08:36

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