Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The SRTM elevation model

Beside working on the parachute ejection system, I spend two more evenings on the (onboard) above ground level estimation software. Therefore data from GPS, barometric pressure sensor and from the SRTM elevation model is used. In the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission from 2000 the elevation of most of the earth’s surface was captured. The following (Hi Res) Image shows some visualized elevation data. Who guesses which region is shown here?
The processed SRTM-Data is sourced from:
Jarvis A., H.I. Reuter, A.  Nelson, E. Guevara, 2008, Hole-filled  seamless SRTM data V4, International Centre for Tropical  Agriculture (CIAT), available  from