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Fractal Terrain Image Synthesis For Simulation Using Defense Mapping Agency Data
Author(s): William M. Finlay
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Paper Abstract

A broad class of procedural models, especially fractal models, for generating realistic synthetic terrain imagery have been adapted for use with Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) digital terrain data bases. By merging the actual terrain data with the procedural terrain models, very realistic and detailed scenes may be generated over a large area. DMA terrain data bases have typically limited resolution of about 10 meters or more. The procedural models allow effective data base resolution to be increased to 1 foot or greater. This increased resolution provides much higher scene content and real world fidelity for a variety of simulation tasks including flight simulation and sensor evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0781, Infrared Image Processing and Enhancement, (16 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940533
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William M. Finlay, IVEX Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0781:
Infrared Image Processing and Enhancement
Marshall R. Weathersby, Editor(s)

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