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Computer vision as a tool for image synthesis
Author(s): Susan S. Bowen
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Paper Abstract

An exciting use of visualization technology is to provide an environment to explore physical phenomena in a way that cannot be duplicated experimentally. Image synthesis is the method that is used to analyze a typical flow visualization study of a modern aircraft configuration. In particular, tuft and liquid crystal flow visualization studies are used to illustrate the synthesis scheme. This paper details a data environment suitable for image synthesis using real-world and synthetic components. Computer vision techniques are used to extract features from aerodynamic image data. These features, or primitives can be combined in a single scene to view multiple data sets simultaneously. The methods for layering or merging these diverse primitives are detailed. In addition to detailing the steps of the analysis-to-synthesis pathway, a comparison of the effectiveness of segmentation techniques at achieving the required feature extraction is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2410, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis II, (7 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205967
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Susan S. Bowen, Computer Sciences Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2410:
Visual Data Exploration and Analysis II
Richard N. Ellson; Georges G. Grinstein; Robert F. Erbacher, Editor(s)

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