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Personal computer version of the TACOM thermal image model
Author(s): Peter A. Seegers; Mitchell A. Cohen; Thomas H. Cook; Thomas J. Meitzler
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Paper Abstract

PCTTIM was developed under the joint sponsorship of TARDEC and the 7th Army Training Command in Germany as an instructional tool for the purpose of familiarizing thermal sight operators with a variety of vehicle types, thermal viewer types, and atmospheric effects. For this initial version the design goals were modest. We needed to present a user-friendly interface which allowed the operator to view a thermal image adjusted for atmospheric, optical, detector, and electronic effects. To this end, we took knowledge gained from implementing TTIM under Unix and built a simplified version on an Intel based PC system. PCTTIM is written in C++ (Borland C++ version 3.1 for Windows) and using Borland's Object Windows Library (OWL). This paper is divided into two major sections, a Model Description section and a Future Enhancements section. Each section is subdivided into user interface related issues and IR effects modeling issues. Under the Model Description section, the user interface sub-section is further subdivided by point of view. The student user's perspective is covered first, then the instructior user's perspective is covered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2224, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing V, (8 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180070
Show Author Affiliations
Peter A. Seegers, OptiMetrics, Inc. (United States)
Mitchell A. Cohen, OptiMetrics, Inc. (United States)
Thomas H. Cook, OptiMetrics, Inc. (United States)
Thomas J. Meitzler, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2224:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing V
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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