Accession Number:

AD1107266

Title:

Sensor and Environment Physics in the Virtual Autonomous Navigation Environment (VANE)

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS VICKSBURG United States

Report Date:

2020-08-27

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This report documents the physics models that are implemented in the Virtual Autonomous Navigation Environment VANE, a sensor simulator that uses physics-based ray tracing to simulate common robotic sensors such as cameras, LiDAR, GPS, and automotive RADAR. The report will provide information about the underlying assumptions and implementation details regarding the physics models used in VANE simulations. These include surface reflectance and texture models, atmospheric models, weather effects, and sensor properties. The purpose of this report is to provide information for VANE users, developers, and analysts who would like to use the VANE for sensor simulations.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Cybernetics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE