Rational polynomial coefficient


Rational Polynomial Coefficients (RPCs) provide a compact representation of a ground-to-image geometry, allowing photogrammetric processing without requiring a physical camera model.

"The RPC model forms the co-ordinates of the image point as ratios of the cubic polynomials in the co-ordinates of the world or object space or ground point. A set of images is given to determine the set of polynomial coefficients in the RPC model to minimise the error".[1]

See also


  1. ^ Singh, S.K.; Naidu, S.D.; Srinivasan, T.P.; Krishna, B.G.; Srivastava, P. (2008). Rational polynomial modelling for cartosat-1 data (PDF). The International Archives of the Photogrammetry Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. 37. pp. 885–888 – via ISPRS.