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USGS Magellan stereomapping of Venus

January 1, 2006

This paper describes our methods for generating high resolution Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) of Venus using Magellan synthetic aperture radar (SAR) stereoimages, and the sensor model we developed for Magellan stereomapping on our digital photogrammetric workstation running SOCET SET (® BAE SYSTEMS). In addition to demonstrating the validity of our sensor model and procedures we use for mapping, we explain potential error sources that we have identified as well. We also present test results of our ability to produce DTMs using opposite-side Magellan stereo. This capability can compliment normal same-side stereomapping in areas of low relief by providing exaggerated stereo helpful for DTM generation, and by providing a source of stereo information in gaps occurring in the nominal Magellan stereocoverage.

Publication Year 2006
Title USGS Magellan stereomapping of Venus
Authors Elpitha Howington-Kraus, Randolph L. Kirk, Donna M. Galuszka, Bonnie L. Redding
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70201468
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center