Volume XLII-1/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-1/W1, 587-593, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-1-W1-587-2017
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-1/W1, 587-593, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-1-W1-587-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  31 May 2017

31 May 2017

The Geometric Calibration and Validation for The ZY3-02 Satellite Optical Image

X. Tang1 and X. Zhu2,1 X. Tang and X. Zhu
  • 1Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center (SASMAC), National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation
  • 2State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, China

Keywords: the satellite ZY3-02; imaging geometric model; geometric calibration; interior orientation

Abstract. Chinese ZY3-02 satellite, which is the second of ZY3 series satellites, was launched in May 30th 2016 for complementing the mapping and earth observation. In order to eliminate various system errors of the platform and payload, the on-orbit geometric validation and calibration was carried out. Firstly, we introduced the parameters of the three-line stereo camera and multispectral camera bound on ZY3-02 in this paper. There are four optical cameras on ZY3-02: a 4-band nadir-looking multi-spectral camera with 5.8 m resolution, a 2.1m resolution nadir-looking panchromatic band camera, as well as 2.5m resolution forward- and backward-looking panchromatic band cameras. Compared with ZY3-01, the resolution of the forward- and backward-looking cameras on ZY3-02 were upgraded from 3.5 m to 2.5 m. Then we presented the methods and datasets used for calibration in details. After our calibration, the total positioning accuracy of the three-line camera images is better than 10m without ground control points (GCPs). The plane and height accuracy are improved to 3 and 2 m respectively, with few control points. The band-to-band registration accuracy of the multispectral camera is better than 0.15 pixels.