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Methodology for creating three-dimensional terrain databases for use in IR signature modeling
Author(s): Bryan L. Williams; J. Warren Pickard
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a methodology which has been successfully used to create high fidelity three-dimensional infrared (IR) signature models of terrain backgrounds for use in digital simulations by the U.S. Army Missile Command. Topics discussed include (1) derivation of database fidelity and resolution requirements based upon system parameters, (2) use of existing digital elevation maps (DEMs) (3) generation of digital elevation maps from stereo aerial and satellite imagery, and (4) classification of ground cover materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2742, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II, (17 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.242991
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Bryan L. Williams, U.S. Army Missle Command (United States)
J. Warren Pickard, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2742:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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