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16 September 1993 Restoration and enhancement of earth images from a low-cost sampled video system
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The WEBERSAT microsat has been in a 500 km polar orbit of Earth since January of 1990. During this time an on board, low cost, color CCD camera has logged several dozen video images of Earth and heavens. Each new image has presented a unique challenge in restoration and image enhancement. Imaging from space is not a new story, in fact several space qualified sub-systems have proven to be highly reliable. The distinctiveness of the WEBERSAT imaging system is that it is not an expensive space qualified subsystem; rather, it is composed completely of slightly modified off-the-shelf commercial components as one would find from a consumer video store. Today's cost for such equipment is well under one thousand dollars.
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Jay Lamont Smith "Restoration and enhancement of earth images from a low-cost sampled video system", Proc. SPIE 1940, Small Satellite Technology and Applications III, (16 September 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.156641
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