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Automating ground-fixed target modeling with the smart target model generator
Author(s): D. Verner; R. Dukes
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Paper Abstract

The Smart Target Model Generator (STMG) is an AFRL/MNAL sponsored tool for generating 3D building models for use in various weapon effectiveness tools. These tools include tri-service approved tools such as Modular Effectiveness/Vulnerability Assessment (MEVA), Building Analysis Module in Joint Weaponeering System (JWS), PENCRV3D, and WinBlast. It also supports internal dispersion modeling of chemical contaminants. STMG also has capabilities to generate infrared or other sensor images. Unlike most CAD-models, STMG provides physics-based component properties such as strength, density, reinforcement, and material type. Interior components such as electrical and mechanical equipment, rooms, and ducts are also modeled. Buildings can be manually created with a graphical editor or automatically generated using rule-bases which size and place the structural components using rules based on structural engineering principles. In addition to its primary purposes of supporting conventional kinetic munitions, it can also be used to support sensor modeling and automatic target recognition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6564, Modeling and Simulation for Military Operations II, 65640I (10 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.721124
Show Author Affiliations
D. Verner, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (United States)
R. Dukes, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6564:
Modeling and Simulation for Military Operations II
Kevin Schum; Dawn A. Trevisani, Editor(s)

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