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Smart weapons operability enhancement synthetic scene generation process
Author(s): George G. Koenig; James P. Welsh; Jerre W. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

The smart weapons operability enhancement (SWOE) program has developed a synthetic scene generation process that incorporates formal experimental design, random sampling procedures, data collection methods, physics models, and numerically repeatable validation procedures. The SWOE synthetic scene generation procedure uses an assemblage of measurements, static and dynamic information databases, thermal and radiance models, and rendering techniques to simulate a wide range of environmental conditions. The models provide a spatial and spectral agility that permits the simulation of a wide range of sensor systems for varied environmental conditions. Comprehensive validation efforts have been conducted for two locations: Grayling, Michigan and Yuma, Arizona, and for two spectral bands: shortwave (3 - 5 micrometers ) and longwave (8 - 12 micrometers ) IR. The intended use of the validated SWOE process is synthetic battlefield scene generation. The users of the SWOE process are the smart weapons system designers, developers, testers and evaluators, including developers of automatic target recognition algorithms and techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2469, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation, (2 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210595
Show Author Affiliations
George G. Koenig, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab. (United States)
James P. Welsh, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab. (United States)
Jerre W. Wilson, U.S. Army Management Staff College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2469:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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