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Development and characterization of a 3D high-resolution terrain database
Author(s): Aaron Wilkosz; Bryan L. Williams; Steve Motz
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Paper Abstract

A top-level description of methods used to generate elements of a high resolution 3D characterization database is presented. The database elements are defined as ground plane elevation map, vegetation height elevation map, material classification map, discrete man-made object map, and temperature radiance map. The paper will cover data collection by means of aerial photography, techniques of soft photogrammetry used to derive the elevation data, and the methodology followed to generate the material classification map. The discussion will feature the development of the database elements covering Fort Greely, Alaska. The developed databases are used by the US Army Aviation and Missile Command to evaluate the performance of various missile systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4029, Targets and Backgrounds VI: Characterization, Visualization, and the Detection Process, (24 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.392525
Show Author Affiliations
Aaron Wilkosz, CSC/Nichols Research (United States)
Bryan L. Williams, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (United States)
Steve Motz, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4029:
Targets and Backgrounds VI: Characterization, Visualization, and the Detection Process
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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