Abstract

We propose a method for increasing the contour resolution of static ground targets and to overcome the diffraction limit of an optical system installed on top of a satellite. The resolution improvement is obtained by using a sequence of low-resolution images taken from different angles realized by the movement of the satellite platform. The superresolving process is obtained by the generation of relative movement between the inspected object and the a priori known high-resolution background. The relative movement is caused because the images are taken from different angles. The captured set of low-resolution images are decoded by the a priori known high-resolution background obtained from a set of reference images taken only once by a high-resolution camera. The proposed concept is demonstrated via Matlab simulation and laboratory experiments.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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