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International Journal of Navigation and Observation
Volume 2010, Article ID 172679, 6 pages
Research Article

Vision Autonomous Relative Positioning and Orientating Algorithm for Distributed Micro/Nanosatellite Earth Observation System Based on Dual Quaternion

1School of Surverying and Land Information Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, JiaoZuo 454003, China
2School of Geology Engineering and Geomatics, Chang’an University, Xi’an, 710054, China

Received 25 February 2010; Revised 28 September 2010; Accepted 11 November 2010

Academic Editor: Marco Gianinetto

Copyright © 2010 Kezhao Li. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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