Our initial findings on the actual resolution of GeoCam compared to actual
Satellite imagery can be found through this
webpage or at our blog.
The super-resolution study was the
initial thrust of the GEOCAM effort. With multiple pictures of the same
data (or area), we were expecting to produce a higher resolution than
the initial shots of the cameras. While most images were overlapping,
not enough data was taken on any particular point in order to increase
the resolution beyond that provided by the camera.
Searching for Billy the Glider
Another payload on the HASP platform
included a glider that was released during flight. A search for Billy
the Glider was a side-goal for the GEOCAM image recovery team. Upon looking
through pictures at the time that Billy the Glider took off, the team
was unable to find any images with Billy the Glider in them. The first
four hours of flight were marred with clouds that made it very difficult
to even recognize landscapes.
Unexpected Object Detection
Images of jet planes were found in
some images taken by GEOCAM. Image 1 shows the clouds pattern left by
the jet train on the left side of the picture. Upon searching through
the data, at least two jet planes were spotted by GEOCAM. See Image 2
Image 1: Search for the contrail of a Jet (Picture No.
Image 2: Search for Plane (Picture No. 953