One of the goals of the SIR-B experiment was the definition of optimum radar incidence and intersection angles for radargrammetric stereoscopy by comparing the results from three separate data reduction methods. To this end three overlapping images of the prime radargrammetric site (Mt. Shasta in northern California) were obtained, fewer than anticipated. This paper describes the mathematical basis for radar stereomapping, along with preliminary results from one of the methods (using a so-called "analytical" stereoplotter) for the Mt. Shasta site. Height coordinate errors range from 60 to 170 m depending on the density (number per ground area) of ground control points used.
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
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