APPLICATIONS OF COLOR AND MULTISPECTRAL TECHNIQUES

The requirements for Military Geographic Intelligence are as broad and varied as the disparate elements of the terrain. The type of information required cannot always be extracted from conventional aerial sensors. With color aerial photography the dimension of hue is added to those of length, width, shape, texture, and shadow. A newly fabricated aerial cartographic camera with color correction capabilities (KC-4B) and equipped with Automatic Exposure Control is described. Another method of collecting aerial color photography, through the use of black-and-white imagery by multiband combination, is discussed. Design and fabrication of the multiband camera is complete; a viewer is under contract. A third method for extracting color information from the terrain by color coding techniques which are used to make an optical record of the spectral reflectances is also discussed; preliminary results are given. The purpose of the entire program is to optimize the collection of color aerial photography for man-machine processing with maximum resolution.

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    • Prepared for the 12th International Congress of Photogrammetry, Ottawa, Canada, July 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22046
  • Authors:
    • Anson, A
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 513-523
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  • Accession Number: 00139271
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM