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Workstation for multispectral multitemporal simulation of targets and clutter
Author(s): Paul V. Noah; Meg A. Noah; John W. Schroeder; Marilyn R. Rudzinsky; Edward W. Bailey
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Paper Abstract

DOD has a requirement to develop and evaluate systems to detect targets against clutter backgrounds. This requires a comprehensive understanding of both target and clutter properties, such as spectral signatures, radiance distributions, edge effects, etc. Acquiring a complete database for all possible physical conditions and instrument parameters is not feasible. To supplement the measured database, Ontar, under two Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contracts to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, and the Naval Weapons Center has developed a workstation for generating radiance maps of complicated objects and performing integrated, multispectral, multitemporal image simulation. The system includes the capability to model targets, atmosphere, clouds, sea surface, natural and man- made terrain features. Currently, the package uses an aircraft model and a first-principle's cloud model. The software, written in FORTRAN, has a user-friendly interface and graphics capabilities. The current software operates on high end PC (80386 and 80486 machines). Results of integrated scene simulation and model validation will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1687, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II, (21 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137825
Show Author Affiliations
Paul V. Noah, ONTAR Corp. (United States)
Meg A. Noah, ONTAR Corp. (United States)
John W. Schroeder, ONTAR Corp. (United States)
Marilyn R. Rudzinsky, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Edward W. Bailey, Naval Weapons Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1687:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II
Dieter Clement; Wendell R. Watkins, Editor(s)

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