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Author(s): Brian Leininger; Richard E. Nichols; Casey Gragg
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Paper Abstract

UrbanScape is a cutting edge 3D collection and processing system directed at the lowest echelon of war-fighters and command elements that deal with urban environments. The goal of the program is to provide war-fighters, patrolling in an urban environment, with near real-time, up-to-date, high-resolution, fully textured 3D models of the urban terrain that can be viewed, analyzed and manipulated in an immersive environment, making target areas inherently familiar to the war-fighter. Through revolutionary model generation and facade reconstruction algorithms the UrbanScape system cuts the gap between data collections and fully processed 3D model databases from days to hours. In half the time it takes for a collection mission, soldiers are provided a fully immersive 3D model database making a foreign city as "familiar as the soldier's backyard".

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6578, Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2007, 657814 (1 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.724498
Show Author Affiliations
Brian Leininger, DARPA (United States)
Richard E. Nichols, SET Corp. (United States)
Casey Gragg, SAIC-GSTI (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6578:
Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2007
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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