Computer Generated/Synthesized Imagery (CGSI),
HONEYWELL INC MINNEAPOLIS MINN
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Feasibility has been demonstrated for a hybrid simulation approch which merges two technologies. Computer Generated Imagery CGI and Computer Synthesized Imagery CSI, to form Computer Generated Synthesized Imagery CGSI. This approach holds promise as a cost-effective, attainable method of providing real-time, high detail imagery for visual andor other sensors, such as FLIR. A videotape for a nap-of-the-earth flight was generated, demonstrating the fidelity and mobility that can be achieved using this CGSI hybrid approach. A description of the approach will be provided along with selected video frames. Critical features which were demonstrated include merging of the two technologies, vertical movement for target acquisition and landing, horizontal movement towards and away from objects, dynamic occlting of 3-D objects, dynamic smoke and dust, and color visual and IR imagery.