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Thermal Modeling Of Background And Targets For Air-To-Ground And Ground-To-Ground Vehicle Applications
Author(s): David J. Thomas; Gary M. Martin
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Paper Abstract

Evaluation of military ground combat vehicle system's IR signature has in the past been a time consuming measurements using a thermal camera. Many limitations exists using modify and measure techniques for thermal signature design and analysis including cost, logistics and limited data sets. One further consideration occurs if the thermal signature of a concept system is to be evaluated at the CAD/CAM stage of development. To help solve these problems, the background and, target are simulated using high fidelity thermal prediction models. This paper will present recent advances in background and target thermal models. Several examples and image sequences will be presented showing detection performance through dynamic scenes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1110, Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960745
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David J. Thomas, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (United States)
Gary M. Martin, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1110:
Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking
August J. Huber; Milton J. Triplett; James R. Wolverton, Editor(s)

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