Accession Number:

ADA276503

Title:

Scene Rending for the Smart Weapons Operability Enhancement Program

Descriptive Note:

Scientific paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

During FY89, the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center TEC, previously the U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories USAETL, became a key participant in the Smart Weapons Operability Enhancement SWOE program. This program is a tri-service partnership, organized for and working to provide the smart weaponsautomatic target recognition ATR designers, developers, testers, and evaluators with the integrated information, measurements, modeling and simulation tools necessary to consider and exploit the operational battlefield environment. As part of the SWOE team, TEC is responsible for the rendering module of the SWOE PROCESS. The preliminary SWOE PROCESS consisted of receiving output from the SWOE thermal and radiance models, reformatting the output so that the TEC Computer Image Generation CIG system could render a simulated infrared IR scene. This CIG system was originally developed by Boeing Aerospace, with the software residing on a Gould 3267 computer under the Mapped Programming Executive MPX operating system. During FY91, TEC was responsible for converting selected modules of the MPX-CIG software to Unix, as well as incorporatingintegrating the SWOE thermal, radiance, and rendering modules onto a common Unix platform, a Stardent Titan 3040 mini supercomputer. Smart weapons, Computer image generation, Infrared rendering.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE