Parametric Analysis of Map Data
Final rept. Sep 1987-May 1988
DCS CORP ALEXANDRIA VA
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An approach to using digital map data is needed for future weapons systems. Automatic target recognizers ATR need information from digital maps to aid in image interpretation. Digital maps can provide information to help ATRs interpret signatures, to exclude portions of the images from detailed processing, and to put the images in context with the background. Pilots need digital maps to fill in where Forward Looking Infrared FLIR sensors are obscured by atmospheric conditions, and to give them the ability to know what to expect over the next hill. This research studied the feasibility of correlating digital maps with FLIR images by doing a parametric error analysis. The concept of an Integrated FLIRMap System was defined and an approach to further validation of the concept is recommended.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography