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A Thermal Model Preprocessor For Graphics And Material Database Generation
Author(s): J. Jones; T. Gonda
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Paper Abstract

The process of developing a physical description of a target for thermal models is a time consuming and tedious task. The problem is one of data collection, data manipulation, and data storage. Information on targets can come from many sources and therefore could be in any form (2-D drawings, 3-D wireframe or solid model representations, etc.). TACOM has developed a preprocessor that decreases the time involved in creating a faceted target representation. This program allows the user to create the graphics for the vehicle and to assign the material properties to the graphics. The vehicle description file is then automatically generated by the preprocessor. By containing all the information in one database, the modeling process is made more accurate and data tracing can be done easily. A bridge to convert other graphics packages (such as BRL-CAD) to a faceted representation is being developed. When the bridge is finished, this preprocessor will be used to manipulate the converted data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1098, Aerospace Pattern Recognition, (30 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960423
Show Author Affiliations
J. Jones, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (United States)
T. Gonda, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (United States)

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

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