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Post-intercept debris environment modeling and visualization
Author(s): Todd W. Kinley; Tom Homsley; Welman Gebhart
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Paper Abstract

The user-friendly platform for ground-based radar analysis of debris environments (UPGRADE) workstation consists of a simulation architecture that has been developed to provide a flexible framework for modeling post-intercept debris and the resultant return signal produced by a radar situated in the vicinity of the debris impact point and illuminating the cloud of debris fragments. Characterization of the debris and radar signal is a complex process requiring models which can be brought together in an integrated visualization package. The UPGRADE architecture consists of a graphical user interface (GUI) which controls a group of MATLAB components used to generate inputs and graphical output products and C language modules which perform the analytic and algorithmic procedures required to generate and process the debris data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3085, Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Sensory Response for Defense Applications, (15 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280993
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Todd W. Kinley, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
Tom Homsley, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
Welman Gebhart, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3085:
Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Sensory Response for Defense Applications
John D. Illgen; Nickolas L. Faust; John D. Illgen, Editor(s)

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