17 June 1996 Synthetic scene generation model (SSGM R7.0)
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BMDO must simulate the detection, acquisition, discrimination and tracking of anticipated targets and predict the effect of natural and man-made backgrounds and environmental phenomena on optical and radar sensor systems designed to perform these tasks. The SSGM is designed to integrate state-of-science knowledge, data bases and valid phenomenology models to simulate ballistic missile engagement scenarios for both passive and active sensors aboard surveillance system platforms and defensive interceptor missiles -- thereby serving as a traceable standard against which different BMDO concepts and designs can be evaluated. This paper concentrates on describing the current capabilities and planned development efforts for SSGM. The focus will be on the functionality of the SSGM Release 7.0 and the planned development effort for subsequent SSGM releases. We shall demonstrate the current SSGM capability (R7.0, January 1996) with sample multi-phenomenology output scenes and videos. New capabilities include realistic 6-DOF dynamics for targets, simulated target radar cross section correlated with IR information, and authorative target model data sets based on actual flight experiments.
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Bruce A. Wilcoxen, Bruce A. Wilcoxen, Harry M. Heckathorn, Harry M. Heckathorn, "Synthetic scene generation model (SSGM R7.0)", Proc. SPIE 2742, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II, (17 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243028; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.243028

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