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Diurnal Cycle Digital Simulation Using The SIGTAD Model
Author(s): Gertrude H. Kornfeld
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Paper Abstract

The synthetic imagery generation facility created in-house at the Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (CNVEO) was interfaced with the Sung Precipitation, Atmosphere, Clouds, Earth (SPACE) model by the Xon-Tech Corporation to create the Synthetic Imagery Generation Target Atmosphere Detector (SIGTAD) model where environmental and sensor properties are inputs and an image that is realistic in the thermal domain is the output. The turn around time is of the order of days. The method is demonstrated by a sequence of synthetic images of tanks in realistic surroundings over a diurnal cycle. Texture addition and surround heating algorithms enable the computer generations that are nearly indistinguishable from Forward Looking Infrared Radiometer (FLIR) imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0933, Multispectral Image Processing and Enhancement, (24 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968466
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Gertrude H. Kornfeld, Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0933:
Multispectral Image Processing and Enhancement
Marshall R. Weathersby, Editor(s)

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