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Automatic representation of urban terrain models for simulations on the example of VBS2
Author(s): Dimitri Bulatov; Gisela Häufel; Peter Solbrig; Peter Wernerus
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Paper Abstract

Virtual simulations have been on the rise together with the fast progress of rendering engines and graphics hardware. Especially in military applications, offensive actions in modern peace-keeping missions have to be quick, firm and precise, especially under the conditions of asymmetric warfare, non-cooperative urban terrain and rapidly developing situations. Going through the mission in simulation can prepare the minds of soldiers and leaders, increase selfconfidence and tactical awareness, and finally save lives. This work is dedicated to illustrate the potential and limitations of integration of semantic urban terrain models into a simulation. Our system of choice is Virtual Battle Space 2, a simulation system created by Bohemia Interactive System. The topographic object types that we are able to export into this simulation engine are either results of the sensor data evaluation (building, trees, grass, and ground), which is done fully-automatically, or entities obtained from publicly available sources (streets and water-areas), which can be converted into the system-proper format with a few mouse clicks. The focus of this work lies in integrating of information about building façades into the simulation. We are inspired by state-of the art methods that allow for automatic extraction of doors and windows in laser point clouds captured from building walls and thus increase the level of details of building models. As a consequence, it is important to simulate these animationable entities. Doing so, we are able to make accessible some of the buildings in the simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9250, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VIII; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing II, 925012 (13 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2066803
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Dimitri Bulatov, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Gisela Häufel, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Peter Solbrig, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Peter Wernerus, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9250:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VIII; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing II
Gary Kamerman; Gary J. Bishop; Ainsley Killey; Ove Steinvall; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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