Self-calibrated, remote imaging and data processing system

  • US 9,797,980 B2
  • Filed: 07/01/2016
  • Issued: 10/24/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/20/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for generating a map of a target area, comprising:

  • a global positioning receiver;

    an imaging sensor system having a view of the target area, comprising;

    a rigid mount unit having at least two imaging sensors disposed within the mount unit, wherein a first imaging sensor and a second imaging sensor each has a focal axis passing through an aperture in the mount unit, wherein the first imaging sensor generates a first image area comprising a first data array of pixels and the second imaging sensor generates a second image area comprising a second data array of pixels, wherein the first and second imaging sensors are offset to have a first image overlap area in the target area, wherein the first sensors image data bisects the second sensors image data in the first image overlap area; and

    a computer in communication with the global positioning antenna, the first imaging sensor, and the second imaging sensor;

    correlating at least a portion of the image areas from the first imaging sensor and the second imaging sensor to a portion of the target area based on input from the global positioning antenna.

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