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Scalable hardbody and plume optical signatures
Author(s): Dennis R. Crow; Fred Hawes; Matthew Braunstein; Charles F. Coker; Thomas Smith
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Paper Abstract

The Fast Line-of-sight Imagery for Target and Exhaust Signatures (FLITES) is a High Performance Computing (HPC-CHSSI) and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) funded effort that provides a scalable program to compute highly resolved temporal, spatial, and spectral hardbody and plume optical signatures. Distributed processing capabilities are included to allow complex, high fidelity, solutions to be generated quickly generated. The distributed processing logic includes automated load balancing algorithms to facilitate scalability using large numbers of processors. To enhance exhaust plume optical signature capabilities, FLITES employs two different radiance transport algorithms. The first algorithm is the traditional Curtis-Godson bandmodel approach and is provided to support comparisons to historical results and high-frame rate production requirements. The second algorithm is the Quasi Bandmodel Line-by-line (QBL) approach, which uses randomly placed "cloned" spectral lines to yield highly resolved radiation spectra for increased accuracy while maintaining tractable runtimes. This capability will provide a significant advancement over the traditional SPURC/SIRRM radiance transport methodology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5408, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IX, (4 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548993
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis R. Crow, Kinetics, Inc. (United States)
Fred Hawes, Spectral Sciences (United States)
Matthew Braunstein, Spectral Sciences (United States)
Charles F. Coker, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Thomas Smith, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5408:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IX
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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