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Augmented octree-based multisensor image generation models for synthesis of laser radar imagery
Author(s): Johnathan D. Michel; Nagaraj Nandhakumar
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Paper Abstract

An approach for synthesizing laser radar (ladar) images based on three dimensional object models is described. The method is developed within the framework of a volume surface octree-based multi-sensor image generation scheme that also generates visual and thermal imagery. The octree-based approach provides a unified basis for modeling 3-D objects. The octree model of an object is an efficient three dimensional representation, and it is easily constructed from multiple silhouettes of the object. It is shown that the volume surface octree representation is well suited to the generation of laser radar range and reflectance imagery. An appropriate statistical model is used with this model to simulate speckle noise, which allows the synthesis of realistic imagery. Examples of the images produced by this scheme are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1956, Sensor Fusion and Aerospace Applications, (3 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.155092
Show Author Affiliations
Johnathan D. Michel, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Nagaraj Nandhakumar, Univ. of Virginia (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1956:
Sensor Fusion and Aerospace Applications
Jake K. Aggarwal; Nagaraj Nandhakumar, Editor(s)

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