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25 July 2013 Dynamic thermal signature prediction for real-time scene generation
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At DSTO, a real-time scene generation framework, VIRSuite, has been developed in recent years, within which trials data are predominantly used for modelling the radiometric properties of the simulated objects. Since in many cases the data are insufficient, a physics-based simulator capable of predicting the infrared signatures of objects and their backgrounds has been developed as a new VIRSuite module. It includes transient heat conduction within the materials, and boundary conditions that take into account the heat fluxes due to solar radiation, wind convection and radiative transfer. In this paper, an overview is presented, covering both the steady-state and transient performance.
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Chad L. Christie, Efthimios (Themie) Gouthas, Owen M. Williams, and Leszek Swierkowski "Dynamic thermal signature prediction for real-time scene generation ", Proc. SPIE 8707, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop XVIII, 87070C (25 July 2013);

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