The Visible Signature Modelling and Evaluation ToolBox
DEFENSE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) MARITIME PLATFORMS DIV
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A new software suite, the Visible Signature ToolBox VST, has been developed to model and evaluate the visible signatures of maritime platforms. The VST is a collection of commercial, off-the-shelf software and DSTO developed programs and procedures. The software can logically be divided into image generation and probability of detection POD modelling codes. CAMOGEN CAMOuflage GENeration and CAMEO-SIM CAMouflage Electro-Optic SIMulation provide the image generation, whereas ORACLE provides the POD analysis capability. The ocean modelling is supplied by HYDROLIGHT. All of these stand-alone programs are integrated through DSTO developed software and procedures, to produce a software suite. The VST can be utilised to model and assess visible signatures of maritime platforms. A number of examples are presented to demonstrate the capabilities of the VST. In one example, the visible signature of a submarine is examined under various conditions. In another example, visible imagery of a ship is presented for different times of day and various observer perspectives. A demonstration of how a change in surface colour affects the visible signature of the ship is also shown. The final example is the creation and initial assessement of a disruptive pattern for a watercraft on a river.
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