Accession Number:

ADA257550

Title:

A Plan for Developing a Hierarchal Three-Dimensional Landscape Signature Model

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

This paper describes an approach for developing a three-dimensional 3D landscape signature computer model. Primary focus is on thermal image generation using material temperature models and environment models for energy budget calculations. Current landscape signature models utilize one-dimensional conduction-calculations and constant meteorological data over large terrain areas. The model described here would compute thermal and other signatures using advanced 3D techniques where necessary to simulate higher resolution details necessary for such applications as sensor system evaluation. Computer graphics, Radiosity, Energy budget, Ray tracing, Mesoscale, Thermal modeling.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE