A Portable, Low-Cost Image Processing Prototype For Use By Individual
Project Title:A Portable, Low-Cost Image Processing Prototype For Use By Individual
Lincoln, NE 68528
Principal Investigator:Unverferth, Michael J. and Miller, Lee D.
A ptorotype of a portable image processing system will be constructed using a laptop
microcomputer, an optical WORM disk, appropriate color display subsystem, and modifications
and additions to an existing software package written in C and currently running
on the desktop IMB PC, XT, and ATs. The unit will aslo function as a Computer Aided
Image Processing (CAIP) station in a network or with a Massive Parallel Processor
(MPP). The systems user interface will be designed so that it can easily be used
by non-computer scientists who are not interested in becoming involved in image processing
or remote sensing; but in employing satellite and other imagery to establish some
hypothesis of their own.
Additional effort will be expended to determine what portion of NASA/GSFC's LAS and
NASA/NSTL's ELAS software can be modified for direct use with this station. An Algorithm
currently runningy on the desktop systems for rubber sheeting images via cubic convolution
and other interpolation schemes will be modified into an interactive technique for
co-registering non-congruent multisensor image on the station. An algorithm for
clustering multivariable images based on their spatial, spectral, and temporal characteristics
will be integrated into the station's software. A raster oriented watershedsimulation
model will be added to demonstrate the total, systematic flow-through to an end product.