Multispectral registration method based on stellar trajectory fitting

  • Yan Liu
  • Lin Yang
  • Fan-Sheng Chen


Image registration techniques for detecting moving targets in space require high temporal resolution and multispectral images to improve the target detection probability and reduce the false positive rate. At present, image registration accuracy is affected by the effective number of common multispectral registration control points as well as its stability. Image registration based on on-orbit stellar trajectory measurement can be used to perform on-orbit modifications of registration deviation caused by thermal distortions during launch. This study proposes a new image registration method based on the on-orbit detection of stars by using the stellar trajectory on a camera’s focal plane. A generated 12 × 12 data template and the Lagrange interpolation method are used in the registration model. Multispectral image registration based on stellar trajectory fitting can achieve high-precision image registration among different spectra.


Multispectral image registration Lagrange Point spread function Bessel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of AeroSpace Moving Target Detection and Recognition Based on Infrared Technology, Shanghai Institute of Technical PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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