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Simulation of laser detection and ranging (LADAR) and forward-looking infrared (FLIR) data for autonomous tracking of airborne objects
Author(s): Gavin Powell; Keith C. Markham; David Marshall
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the results of an investigation leading into an implementation of FLIR and LADAR data simulation for use in a multi sensor data fusion automated target recognition system. At present the main areas of application are in military environments but systems can easily be adapted to other areas such as security applications, robotics and autonomous cars. Recent developments have been away from traditional sensor modeling and toward modeling of features that are external to the system, such as atmosphere and part occlusion, to create a more realistic and rounded system. We have implemented such techniques and introduced a means of inserting these models into a highly detailed scene model to provide a rich data set for later processing. From our study and implementation we are able to embed sensor model components into a commercial graphics and animation package, along with object and terrain models, which can be easily used to create a more realistic sequence of images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4026, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science IV, (23 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389389
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Gavin Powell, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Keith C. Markham, British Aerospace/Matra Dynamics (United Kingdom)
David Marshall, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4026:
Enabling Technology for Simulation Science IV
Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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