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Ultimate visible band panorama acquisition system
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Paper Abstract

The current state of the art in synthetic radiometrically accurate scene generation for visual signatures remains immature. Even more difficult is creating composite images of photo-realistic synthetic images placed into images of real scenes. A potential solution to this problem is to use measured background data to drive the target rendering process. This approach has the advantage of deriving synthetic images with sufficient fidelity for inputs into the visual laboratory and performance codes. Since scene luminance can change rapidly, especially during partly cloudy conditions, all measurements must be obtained nearly simultaneously. This paper will explore the requirements for a visual predictive code and meeting these requirements with a background measurement process. A prototype measurement system will be described along with results from measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4718, Targets and Backgrounds VIII: Characterization and Representation, (6 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478832
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Wade W. Brown, Signature Research, Inc. (United States)
David J. Thomas, U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armament Command (United States)
William R. Reynolds, Signature Research, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4718:
Targets and Backgrounds VIII: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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