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Recent advances on terrain database correlation testing
Author(s): Milton T. Sakude; Guy A. Schiavone; Hector Morelos-Borja; Glenn Martin; Art Cortes
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Paper Abstract

Terrain database correlation is a major requirement for interoperability in distributed simulation. There are numerous situations in which terrain database correlation problems can occur that, in turn, lead to lack of interoperability in distributed training simulations. Examples are the use of different run-time terrain databases derived from inconsistent on source data, the use of different resolutions, and the use of different data models between databases for both terrain and culture data. IST has been developing a suite of software tools, named ZCAP, to address terrain database interoperability issues. In this paper we discuss recent enhancements made to this suite, including improved algorithms for sampling and calculating line-of-sight, an improved method for measuring terrain roughness, and the application of a sparse matrix method to the terrain remediation solution developed at the Visual Systems Lab of the Institute for Simulation and Training. We review the application of some of these new algorithms to the terrain correlation measurement processes. The application of these new algorithms improves our support for very large terrain databases, and provides the capability for performing test replications to estimate the sampling error of the tests. With this set of tools, a user can quantitatively assess the degree of correlation between large terrain databases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3369, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science II, (24 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319353
Show Author Affiliations
Milton T. Sakude, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Guy A. Schiavone, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Hector Morelos-Borja, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Glenn Martin, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Art Cortes, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3369:
Enabling Technology for Simulation Science II
Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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