Space Object and Light Attribute Rendering (SOLAR) Projection System
Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016
RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK BUFFALO United States
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A state of the art planetarium style projection system called Space Object and Light Attribute RenderingSOLAR Projection System was developed under the auspices of the DURIP program. The developed system integrates a commercial off the shelf COTS Digitarium Zeta Projection system with a high framerate camera system to realize a hardware in the loop emulation system for imaging space objects. Separate software solutions were implemented to model the light transport processes involved in the imaging process. A fiberglass dome system was erected to make the SOLAR system a self contained facility. Calibration process was carried out to register the camera in the workspace of the projection system. The nationally unique SOLAR projection facility continues to support basic research activities involving photometric stereopsis, shape estimation and sensor tasking activities from represented images.