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Precision Modeling Of Targets Using The VALUE Computer Program
Author(s): George A. Hoffman; Ronald Patton; Alexander Akerman
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Paper Abstract

The 1976-vintage LASERX computer code has been augmented to produce realistic electro-optical images of targets. Capabilities lacking in LASERX but recently incorporated into its VALUE successor include: •Shadows cast onto the ground •Shadows cast onto parts of the target •See-through transparencies (e.g.,canopies) •Apparent images due both to atmospheric scattering and turbulence •Surfaces characterized by multiple bi-directional reflectance functions VALUE provides not only realistic target modeling by its precise and comprehensive representation of all target attributes, but additionally VALUE is very user friendly. Specifically, setup of runs is accomplished by screen prompting menus in a sequence of queries that is logical to the user. VALUE also incorporates the Optical Encounter (OPEC) software developed by Tricor Systems,Inc., Elgin, IL.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1098, Aerospace Pattern Recognition, (30 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960417
Show Author Affiliations
George A. Hoffman, I-MATH Associates, Inc. (United States)
Ronald Patton, I-MATH Associates, Inc. (United States)
Alexander Akerman, I-MATH Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1098:
Aerospace Pattern Recognition
Marshall R. Weathersby, Editor(s)

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