USGS Magellan stereomapping of Venus

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Abstract

This paper describes our methods for generating high resolution Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) of Venus using Magellan synthetic aperture radar (SAR) stereoimages, and the sensor model we developed for Magellan stereomapping on our digital photogrammetric workstation running SOCET SET (® BAE SYSTEMS). In addition to demonstrating the validity of our sensor model and procedures we use for mapping, we explain potential error sources that we have identified as well. We also present test results of our ability to produce DTMs using opposite-side Magellan stereo. This capability can compliment normal same-side stereomapping in areas of low relief by providing exaggerated stereo helpful for DTM generation, and by providing a source of stereo information in gaps occurring in the nominal Magellan stereocoverage.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title USGS Magellan stereomapping of Venus
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher International Society for Photogrammetry
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Symposium of ISPRS Commission IV
Conference Title Symposium of ISPRS Commission IV
Conference Location Goa, India
Conference Date September 25-30, 2006
Other Geospatial Venus