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Application of custom tools and algorithms to the development of terrain and target models
Author(s): Aaron Wilkosz; Bryan L. Williams; Steve Motz
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we give a high level discussion outlining methodologies and techniques employed in generating high fidelity terrain and target models. We present the current state of our IR signature development efforts, cover custom tools and algorithms, and discuss future plans. We outline the steps required to derive an IR terrain and target signature models, and provide some details about algorithms developed to classify aerial imagery. In addition, we discuss our tool used to apply IR signature data to tactical vehicle models. We discuss how we process the empirical IR data of target vehicles, apply it to target models, and generate target signature models that correlate with the measured calibrated IR data. The developed characterization databases and target models are used in digital simulations by various customers within the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM).

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5075, Targets and Backgrounds IX: Characterization and Representation, (5 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484864
Show Author Affiliations
Aaron Wilkosz, Computer Sciences Corp. (United States)
Bryan L. Williams, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (United States)
Steve Motz, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5075:
Targets and Backgrounds IX: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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