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Seascape: ray tracing synthetic marine clutter in the midwave infrared
Author(s): Kim T. Constantikes; Srcan Osmanagich
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Paper Abstract

Seascape is a distributed application that renders synthetic images using raytracing paradigm. It incorporates a computational model of infrared marine clutter. First principle models of water waves and light transport provide a computationally intensive clutter model implemented as a raytracer. Seascape models include sea, sky, and solar radiance, reflectance, attenuating atmospheres, constructive solid geometry targets, sensor, target, and water wave dynamics, and simple sensor image formation. Our focus is on the 3 - 5 micrometers waveband but Seascape can easily be configured for operation in the visible and longwave infrared. We have implemented an efficient parallel computation of this model on a heterogeneous array of UNIX workstations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2741, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing, (24 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241102
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Kim T. Constantikes, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Srcan Osmanagich, General Physics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2741:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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