1 March 1990 Connection Machine System For Planetary Terrain Reconstruction And Visualization
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Proceedings Volume 1192, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII: Algorithms and Techniques; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.969736
Event: 1989 Symposium on Visual Communications, Image Processing, and Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1989, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Abstract
An interactive system for computing terrain elevation maps and synthetic views of planetary scenes from a single panchromatic image is described. The system, implemented on an 8192 processor CM-2 Connection Machine, can generate an alternative view from an original (512 by 512) image in about 20 seconds. The system uses a shape-from-shading algorithm based on a numerical integration approach for computing relative elevations from the image and an oblique parallel projection/hidden surface removal algorithm for generating synthetic renditions of the scene. Both of these algorithms are implemented using scans and execute in constant time for a given image size. Results from Mars using Viking Orbiter imagery are presented.
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Mark Carlotto, Keith Hartt, "Connection Machine System For Planetary Terrain Reconstruction And Visualization", Proc. SPIE 1192, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII: Algorithms and Techniques, (1 March 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.969736; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.969736
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