High Fidelity Obscurant Modeling for Sensor Simulations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,981.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0279
Agency Tracking Number:
A11A-004-0172
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11a-T004
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Gleason Research Associates, Inc.
5030 Bradford Drive NW, Building One, Suite 220, Huntsville, AL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967868217
Principal Investigator:
Joe Manning
Senior Computer Scientist
(256) 876-9247
joe.manning@grainc.net
Business Contact:
Brenda Showalter
Chief Administrative Officer
(256) 883-7000
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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