Accession Number:

ADA426144

Title:

A Multispectral Terrain Database Development Process to Support Legacy Mission Simulation Environments

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

VERIDIAN ENGINEERING DAYTON OH

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Vehicles Directorate, Control Sciences Division, AFRLVAC, has developed a process for constructing large-area, 3-dimensional, multispectral terrain databases to support Simulation-Based RD SBRD, concept development simulation, research, and TE activities. The Multispectral database MsDB development effort was intended to investigate a database development approach built from multispectralhyperspectral imagery and elevation data that also incorporates material classification data capable of supporting realistic out-of-the-window visual and multispectral terrain displays and weaponssensor models. Integrating the MsDB into these legacy models enabled the authors to develop cockpit representations that immerse the warfighter, scientist, analyst, and testers into a dynamic environment suitable for engineering-level test and evaluation of a multitude of systems. This paper covers integration of the MsDB with Paint the Night Infrared Scene Generation integration with Multi-Mode Radar Simulation MMRS, which provides Synthetic Aperture Radar Simulation and integration with SubrScene, which provides Out-The-Window Scene generation. 8 figures

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE