25 May 2005 Generation of infrared imagery from an aviation synthetic vision database
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We describe a multisensor (or multimodal) flight simulator (FS), which is currently capable of generating forwardlooking infrared (FLIR) imagery and is designed in such a way that modules can easily be added to produce other types of imagery such as for millimeter-wave radar (MMWR). Such sensors are the basis for the enhanced vision systems (EVS) that are currently considered for installation aboard commercial and military aircraft to enhance the safety of operation in poor-visibility weather or even in zero-visibility weather. The main source of information for our simulator is an airport database, which is, in part, intended for driving synthetic vision systems (SVS). We describe the architecture of the simulator and of its FLIR module. Preliminary simulation examples are also shown.
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Maxime E. Bonjean, Jacques G. Verly, Jens Schiefele, "Generation of infrared imagery from an aviation synthetic vision database", Proc. SPIE 5802, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2005, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604462; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.604462
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