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Real time simulation tools in the CHORALE workshop
Author(s): Thierry Cathala; Alain Le Goff; Patrick Gozard; Jean Latger
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Paper Abstract

CHORALE (simulated Optronic Acoustic Radar battlefield) is used by the French DGA/DET (Directorate for Evaluation of the French Ministry of Defense) to perform multi-sensors simulations. CHORALE enables the user to create virtual and realistic multi spectral 3D scenes, and generate the physical signal received by a sensor, typically an IR sensor. To evaluate their efficiency in visible and infrared wavelength, simulation tools, that give a good representation of physical phenomena, are used. This article describes the elements used to prepare data (3D database, materials, scenario, ...) for the simulation, and the set of tools (SE-FAST-IR), used in CHORALE for the Real Time simulation in the infrared spectrum. SE-FAST-IR package allows the compilation and visualization of 3D databases for infrared simulations. It enables one to visualize complex and large databases for a wide set of real and pseudo-real time applications. SE-FAST-IR is based on the physical model of the Non Real Time tool of CHORALE workshop. It automatically computes radiance textures, Open GL light source and fog-law parameters for predefined thermal and atmospheric conditions, specified by the user.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6239, Targets and Backgrounds XII: Characterization and Representation, 62390F (4 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665239
Show Author Affiliations
Thierry Cathala, OKTAL Synthetic Environment (France)
Alain Le Goff, DGA/DET/CELAR (France)
Patrick Gozard, DGA/DET/ETBS (France)
Jean Latger, OKTAL Synthetic Environment (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6239:
Targets and Backgrounds XII: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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