29 May 2014 Real-time scene and signature generation for ladar and imaging sensors
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This paper describes development of two key functionalities within the VIRSuite scene simulation program, broadening its scene generation capabilities and increasing accuracy of thermal signatures. Firstly, a new LADAR scene generation module has been designed. It is capable of simulating range imagery for Geiger mode LADAR, in addition to the already existing functionality for linear mode systems. Furthermore, a new 3D heat diffusion solver has been developed within the VIRSuite signature prediction module. It is capable of calculating the temperature distribution in complex three-dimensional objects for enhanced dynamic prediction of thermal signatures. With these enhancements, VIRSuite is now a robust tool for conducting dynamic simulation for missiles with multi-mode seekers.
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Leszek Swierkowski, Leszek Swierkowski, Chad L. Christie, Chad L. Christie, Leonid Antanovskii, Leonid Antanovskii, Efthimios Gouthas, Efthimios Gouthas, } "Real-time scene and signature generation for ladar and imaging sensors", Proc. SPIE 9071, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXV, 90711E (29 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2050223; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2050223
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