High Fidelity Obscurant Modeling for Sensor Simulations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0279
Agency Tracking Number: A11A-004-0172
Amount: $99,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11a-T004
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
5030 Bradford Drive NW, Building One, Suite 220, Huntsville, AL, -
DUNS: 967868217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joe Manning
 Senior Computer Scientist
 (256) 876-9247
 joe.manning@grainc.net
Business Contact
 Brenda Showalter
Title: Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: (256) 883-7000
Email: brenda.showalter@grainc.net
Research Institution
 New Mexico State University
 Alisha Giron
 Anderson Hall
Espina St and Stewart St
Las Cruces, NM, 88003-
 (575) 646-4502
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
A particle-systems approach is proposed for rendering obscurants in tactical missile scene generation. Obscurants are currently rendered using arrays of voxels, small homogeneous cubes containing concentration and temperature data. Voxels have been highly successful but they require huge data files and are very slow to render. The particle systems would not replace voxels for high-fidelity applications, but would augment them as a much faster, more convenient alternative. In Phase I, the feasibility of this approach will be demonstrated by showing a simple particle-based obscurant plume being rendered in a three-dimensional infrared scene.

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