Different Approaches for the Creation and Exploitation of 3D Urban Models
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)
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In this new defense era, military urban operations represent an important context of operation for defense agencies. Considering the complexity of urban environments, new tools and capabilities are required into command and control systems to address the complexity of conducting urban operations. Integrating a high fidelity 3D model of an urban scene into command and control systems is certainly of high interest for a better conduction of urban operations. The creation of 3D urban models represents a real challenge, considering that short time for the creation of the models and relative unavailability of detailed geospatial data are both important constraints. As each operations are unique, there is no one-unique-solution that can be applied. This is why RDDC Valcartier investigated different approaches during the last two years in order to define different 3D model creation work flows that apply to a broad range of requirements and situations. This paper is focusing mainly on the results we obtained during our project. Two experiences on the ground helped us to validate the utility of various models for different situations. Finally some technical and operational considerations will be presented for the optimal usage of 3D models within command and control systems.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems