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An FPGA implemented bridge over water recognition for an image evaluation on-board of satellites (doi:10.1117/12.2025473)

Beulig, Sebastian and Schönermark, Maria and Huber, Felix (2013) An FPGA implemented bridge over water recognition for an image evaluation on-board of satellites (doi:10.1117/12.2025473). SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications, 25. - 29. Aug 2013, San Diego, USA.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2025473


This paper presents an advanced method for the automatic recognition of bridges over water in high resolution satellite image data, intended for an application on-board of satellites. The algorithm is implemented in recon gurable hardware, a so-called Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). Within a few seconds a thematic map is derived from the original satellite image. The map contains information about the water areas, islands and bridge deck areas in the captured scene. No a-priory knowledge is needed. Due to the autonomous image processing and the low power consumption of the FPGA, this implementation seems suitable for an application on-board of satellites. Especially in case of a natural disaster it could provide quick information about accessible transportation routes. The algorithm as well as experimental results on panchromatic and near-infrared satellite imagery are presented in this article. The obtained results are promising.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/90393/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:An FPGA implemented bridge over water recognition for an image evaluation on-board of satellites (doi:10.1117/12.2025473)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:88710I-88710I
Keywords:Image analysis ; Field programmable gate arrays ; Satellites ; Water ; Satellite imaging ; Computer hardware ; High resolution satellite images ; Image processing ; Near infrared ; Reconnaissance
Event Title:SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications
Event Location:San Diego, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25. - 29. Aug 2013
Organizer:International Society for Optics and Photonics
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumflugbetrieb / Missionstechnologie (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Space Flight Technology
Deposited By: Götz, Katharina
Deposited On:29 Aug 2014 10:47
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:47

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