Accession Number : ADA295414

Title :   Air Combat Targeting/EO Simulation Incorporating the Earth Background.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research paper Jan-Dec 92,

Corporate Author : PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Yepez, J.

PDF Url : ADA295414

Report Date : 05 OCT 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This report documents some work toward developing an automated Earth background description and putting it into the Air Combat Targeting/Electro Optical (ACT/EOS) model. Our aim is to show that infrared-based decision aids can be made more accurate by using geographic data sets for terrain type characterization in conjunction with topographic data sets. As an example for digital topography and terrain typing we discuss the digital terrain elevation data (DTED) and a higher resolution Hanscom AFB survey data set. Also described is a methodology for converting rasterized elevation data to a triangular network for perspective viewing.

Descriptors :   *BACKGROUND, *INFRARED DETECTORS, *EARTH(PLANET), *DECISION AIDS, *TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE, DATA BASES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION, HIGH RESOLUTION, TOPOGRAPHY, SURVEYS, AERIAL WARFARE, TARGETING, ELEVATION, GEOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Military Intelligence
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE