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Automated alignment of spatial data sets using geometric invariant information and parameter space clustering

United States Patent Application

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A method for automatically registering spatial data sets using geometric invariant-information and parameter space clustering to determine the opimum alignment of at least two geometric features taken from two images. The method first identifies geometric features, a hierarchical scheme is then used to find the best fit for the corresponding features in the data sets, with reduced the computational complexity and greater accuracy than prior art automated methods.
Seedahmed, Gamal H. (Richland, WA), Martucci, Louis M. (Pasco, WA), Doucette, Peter J. (Sequim, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute
11/ 095,377
March 30, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENTE [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.