30 August 1989 Precision Modeling Of Targets Using The VALUE Computer Program
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The 1976-vintage LASERX computer code has been augmented to produce realistic electro-optical images of targets. Capabilities lacking in LASERX but recently incorporated into its VALUE successor include: •Shadows cast onto the ground •Shadows cast onto parts of the target •See-through transparencies (e.g.,canopies) •Apparent images due both to atmospheric scattering and turbulence •Surfaces characterized by multiple bi-directional reflectance functions VALUE provides not only realistic target modeling by its precise and comprehensive representation of all target attributes, but additionally VALUE is very user friendly. Specifically, setup of runs is accomplished by screen prompting menus in a sequence of queries that is logical to the user. VALUE also incorporates the Optical Encounter (OPEC) software developed by Tricor Systems,Inc., Elgin, IL.
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George A. Hoffman, George A. Hoffman, Ronald Patton, Ronald Patton, Alexander Akerman, Alexander Akerman, "Precision Modeling Of Targets Using The VALUE Computer Program", Proc. SPIE 1098, Aerospace Pattern Recognition, (30 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960417; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960417


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