Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.


NASA uses the Automatic Cloud Coverage Assessment (ACCA) algorithm to determine the ratio of cloud cover to non-cloud cover in an image from the Landsat 7 satellite. In an attempt to reduce the overall processing time of the algorithm NASA, has converted Pass I of the ACCA from C++ programming language to VHDL. However, the VHDL implementation of Pass I creates an inaccurate cloud mask. This project details the methods used to debug and test the VHDL implementation of Pass I.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002


Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering