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Visual analysis for live LIDAR battlefield change detection
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Paper Abstract

We present the framework for a battlefield change detection system that allows military analysts to coordinate and utilize live collection of airborne LIDAR range data in a highly interactive visual interface. The system consists of three major components: The adaptive and self-maintaining model of the battlefield selectively incorporates the minority of new data it deems significant, while discarding the redundant majority. The interactive interface presents the analyst with only the minute portion of the data the system deems relevant, provides tools to facilitate the decision making process, and adjusts its behavior to reflect the analyst's objectives. Finally, the cycle is completed by the generation of a goal map for the LIDAR collection hardware that instructs as to which areas should be sampled next in order to best advance the change detection task. All together, the system empowers analysts with the ability to make sense of a deluge of measurements by extracting the salient features and continually refining its definitions of relevancy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6983, Defense and Security 2008: Special Sessions on Food Safety, Visual Analytics, Resource Restricted Embedded and Sensor Networks, and 3D Imaging and Display, 69830B (15 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777158
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Thomas Butkiewicz, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Remco Chang, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Zachary Wartell, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
William Ribarsky, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6983:
Defense and Security 2008: Special Sessions on Food Safety, Visual Analytics, Resource Restricted Embedded and Sensor Networks, and 3D Imaging and Display
Moon S. Kim; Kaunglin Chao; William J. Tolone; William Ribarsky; Sergey I. Balandin; Bahram Javidi; Shu-I Tu, Editor(s)

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