BS in Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Department
Fred W. DePiero
During the summer of 2010, Dr. Taemin Kim and Kyle Husmann jointly developed a novel new algorithm to generate topographical maps of planetary surfaces using a multiple-view photogrammetry approach. To evaluate and debug the algorithm, a program called mvpgui was developed to visualize and examine the objective function. After verifying the correct operation of the algorithm and mvpgui with synthetic data, it is run with real orbital data from the Apollo 15 mission. The results confirm the validity of the multiple-view algorithm as well as demonstrate the value of objective function visualization.