DIGITAL SENSOR SIMULATION

Project SENSE (Sensor Simulation Experiment) is designed to analyze the effectiveness of digital culture and terrain data bases generated at the Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace Center for the simulation of various types of sensor systems. Although most of the initial effort dealt with digital radar simulation, other sensors such as microwave radiation, forward looking infrared (FLIR), and low light level television (LLLTV) are being investigated. The simulation software to support this analysis consists of three general sections. The first segment searches the data bases to construct a perspective view of the area for removal of hidden objects. Studies are underway to determine optimal sampling steps. The next segment mathematically models the emission and interaction of the radiation with the data bases, the sensor receiving unit, and the sensor display response. This section is modular to accommodate any type of sensor. The third segment of the software improves the simulated display via image processing techniques and buffers the output image to the appropriate unit for display. Parameters affecting radar simulations and comparisons of actual and simulated scenes are presented.

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22046
  • Authors:
    • Faintech, M B
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Accession Number: 00148688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM