The data products supplied by DMCII are derived from images acquired by the DMC satellites. The primary payload on the DMC satellites is the SLIM-6 imager manufactured by SSTL, UK. This manual will aid users in their analysis of the data products to maximise the information they can extract from the DMC images by providing a thorough description of the data products, the imaging payload, the calibration procedure and the orthorectification process.
The critical design review was completed in June 1983. Prototype model of MOS-1 is now being manufactured. Based on the results of the review, this document was revised to facilitate the design of the ground stations for acquisition and process of MOS-1 data.
The MOS-1 digital products are recorded on Computer Compatible Tapes (CCTs) in a format that is conformed to the Standard Family Format (SFF) conventions. This format has been recommended by the Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG) and the Committee on Earth Observation Systems (CEOS). The SFF allows to read the same software data on CCTs that have been generated by different stations.