STUDY OF DATA SOURCES AND PROCESSING FOR RADAR LAND MASS SIMULATION.
Final rept. Jan-Dec 68,
TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OHIO
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To generate input data with a 50-foot resolution and fifteen shades of gray for advanced high-resolution digital radar simulators, this research examined and defined data sources and processing techniques. Limited to the Continental United States and to unclassified information, the data sources included all known aerial mapping imagery and topographic maps. All existing image processing techniques and devices were examined to define their operating principles. This review led to the conclusion that adequate geometric information for radar simulation data could be extracted from the current data sources and that existing processing capabilities could be combined into a feasible automatic system. In related work, non-parametric three-dimensional resections were calculated on a digital computer, and mathematical concepts were developed to give a computer system the capability of interpreting the physical characteristics in photos by using cues as done by a trained photo interpreter. Author
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment