Accession Number : ADA259586


Title :   Scientific Visualization of Volumetric Radar Cross Section Data


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Wojszynski, Thomas G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259586.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : For aircraft design and mission planning, designers, threat analysts, mission planners, and pilots require a Radar Cross Section (RCS) central tendency with its associated distribution about a specified aspect and its relation to a known threat, Historically, RCS data sets have been statically analyzed to evaluate a d profile. However, Scientific Visualization, the application of computer graphics techniques to produce pictures of complex physical phenomena. appears to be a more promising tool to interpret this data. This work describes data reduction techniques and a surface rendering algorithm to construct and display a complex polyhedron from adjacent contours of RCS data. Data reduction is accomplished by sectorizing the data and characterizing the statistical properties of the data. Color, lighting, and orientation cues are added to complete the visualization system. The tool may be useful for synthesis, design, and analysis of complex, low observable air vehicles.


Descriptors :   *RADAR CROSS SECTIONS , ALGORITHMS , AIRCRAFT , THREATS , SYNTHESIS , TOOLS , COMPUTERS , PILOTS , DATA REDUCTION , TRIANGULATION , CONTOURS , ANALYSTS , PICTURES , VEHICLES , EXTRACTION , GRAPHICS , COMPUTER GRAPHICS , RADAR , REDUCTION , SURFACES , PROFILES , PLANNING , COLORS , MISSIONS


Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE