Volume XLII-1/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-1/W1, 205-210, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-1-W1-205-2017
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-1/W1, 205-210, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-1-W1-205-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  31 May 2017

31 May 2017

POINTING ANGLE CALIBRATION OF ZY3-02 SATELLITE LASER ALTIMETER USING TERRAIN MATCHING

G. Li1,2,3, X. Tang1,2,3, X. Gao1,2,3, J. P. Huang1,4, J. Chen1,3, and J. Lu1,3 G. Li et al.
  • 1Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center, NASG, Beijing, China
  • 2School of Resource and Environmental Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
  • 3Jiangsu Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Resource Development and Application, Nanjing, China
  • 4School of Geomatics, Liaoning Technical University, Liaoning Fuxin 123000,China

Keywords: ZY3-02, Satellite Laser Altimeter, Geometric Calibration, Terrain Matching, GLAS

Abstract. After GLAS (Geo-science Laser Altimeter System) loaded on the ICESat (Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite), satellite laser altimeter attracts more and more attention. ZY3-02 equipped with the Chinese first satellite laser altimeter has been successfully launched on 30th May, 2016. The geometric calibration is an important step for the laser data processing and application. The method to calculate the laser pointing angle error based on existed reference terrain data is proposed in this paper. The public version terrain data, such as 90m-SRTM and 30m-AW3D30, can be used to estimate the pointing angle of laser altimeter. The GLAS data with simulated pointing error and actual ZY3-02 laser altimetry data is experimented to validate the algorithm. The conclusion will be useful for the future domestic satellite laser altimeter.