Attitude Determination by Exploiting Geometric Distortions in Stereo Images of DMC Camera

@article{Mumtaz2013AttitudeDB,
  title={Attitude Determination by Exploiting Geometric Distortions in Stereo Images of DMC Camera},
  author={Rafia Mumtaz and Phil Palmer},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems},
  year={2013},
  volume={49},
  pages={1601-1625}
}
A description is presented of a neoteric approach to determine the orientation of the spacecraft for any arbitrary attitude by exploiting the offsets in the Earth observational imagery from a pair of canted pushbroom sensors. Due to angular separation one of the imager projections is ahead of the other, which causes a delay in the imaging of the same ground features by the sensors. Thus, the angular separation creates perspective and temporal distortions in the imagery, which give rise to inter… CONTINUE READING