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Photo-Based Three Dimensional Graphics Models For Multi-Sensor Simulation.
Author(s): Tim M Wittenburg
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Paper Abstract

A methodology has been developed and demonstrated for semi-automated generation of high fidelity terrain databases suitable for flight simulator applications. The technique has been demonstrated using electro-optic (EO), IR, and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor imagery. Extensions of the methodology are described for the generation of sensor image-based representations of vegetation terrain features. In contrast to polygon based databases in use by many simulators today, the simulator databases described here are gridded in nature. Finally, a realtime image generation architecture capable of exploiting this new database technology is currently in development, and is briefly summarized here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0924, Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry, and Data Processing for Remote Sensing, (12 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945701
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Tim M Wittenburg, Honeywell Inc (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0924:
Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry, and Data Processing for Remote Sensing
Philip N. Slater, Editor(s)

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