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A multispectral terrain database development process to support legacy mission simulation environments
Author(s): James M. Zeh; Dan Caudill; Bret Givens; Rob Subr; Brian Miller; Eric Lester; Karl Spuhl
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Vehicles Directorate, Control Sciences Division, AFRL/VAC, has developed a process for constructing large-area 3-D multispectral terrain databases to support Simulation Based R&D (SBR&D) concept development simulation, research and T&E activities. The Multispectral database (MsDB) development effort was intended to investigate a database development approach built from multispectral/hyperspectral imagery and elevation data that also incorporates material classification data capable of supporting realistic out-the-window visual and multispectral terrain displays, weapons/sensor models, and cockpit representations immerse the warfighter, scientist, analyst, and testers into a dynamic environment suitable for engineering level test and evaluation of a multitude of systems. This paper also covers integration of the MsDB with Paint the Night IR Scene Generation; integration with Mutli-Mode Radar Simulation (MMRS), which provides Synthetic Aperture Radar Simulation; and integration with SubrScene, which provides Out-The-Window Scene generation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2003
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5075, Targets and Backgrounds IX: Characterization and Representation, (5 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498243
Show Author Affiliations
James M. Zeh, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Dan Caudill, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Bret Givens, Veridian Engineering (United States)
Rob Subr, Veridian Engineering (United States)
Brian Miller, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Eric Lester, CG2, Inc. (United States)
Karl Spuhl, Boeing Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5075:
Targets and Backgrounds IX: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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