The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XL-4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4, 157–161, 2014
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4, 157–161, 2014

  23 Apr 2014

23 Apr 2014

High Precision Topographic Mapping at Chang'E-3 Landing Site with Multi-Source Data

Y. Liu, B. Liu, B. Xu, Z. Liu, K. Di, and J. Zhou Y. Liu et al.
  • State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 9718, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Keywords: Planetary Mapping, Multiresolution, Bundle, DEM/DTM, Orthorectification

Abstract. Chang'e-3 (CE-3) is the first lander and rover of China following the success of Chang'e-1 and Chang'e-2 (CE-2) orbiters. High precision topographic mapping can provide detailed terrain information to ensure the safety of the rover as well as to support scientific investigations. In this research, multi-source data are co-registered into a uniform geographic framework for high precision topographic mapping at the CE-3 landing site. CE-2 CCD images with 7 m- and 1.5 m- resolutions are registered using selfcalibration bundle adjustment method with ground control points (GCPs) selected from LRO WAC mosaic map and LOLA DTM. The trajectory of CE-3 descent images are recovered using self-calibration free net bundle adjustment, and then the topographic data is rectified by absolute orientation with GCPs selected from the adjusted CE-2 DEM and DOM. Finally, these topographic data are integrated into the same geographic framework for unified, multi-scale, high precision mapping of the CE-3 landing site. Key technologies and the mapping products of this research have been used to support the surface operations of CE-3 mission.