The omega, phi, kappa angles are defined as the angles used in order to rotate the (X,Y,Z) geodetic coordinate system and align it with the image coordinate system.
- Omega (ω) is the rotation around the Χ-axis.
- Phi (φ) is the rotation around the Y-axis.
- Kappa (κ) is the rotation around the Z-axis.
Rotation around the X-axis (omega) | Rotation around the Y-axis (phi) | Rotation around the Z-axis (kappa) |
Figure 1. Exterior orientation rotations/angles. |
The omega, phi, kappa are in degrees and can be positive or negative. This means, for example, that the value 350 degrees can be expressed also as -10 [0-(360-350)] degrees.
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