Low cost CGI platform with nightvision imagery

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Authors
  1. Utukuri, A.
  2. Grodski, J.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Dynamic Visions Ltd, Mississauga Ont (CAN)
Abstract
The current contract focused on the ability for a Computer Graphics (CG) system, previously developed in contract W7711-7-7394, to be extended to simulate Infra-Red (IR) images, as seen through a IR Imaging system commonly used by the Forces. In order to properly create this simulation, the engineering team went to Gagetown, New Brunswick, in order to capture actual footage of a variety of vehicles through a couple of sets of IR imaging systems operating at different wavelengths. Based on this footage, in combination with normal pictures, the team has been able to simulate the actual IR signatures of four different vehicles: the LAV Reece, Leopard tank, a standard truck and the Humvee. The created vehicle imagery was correct at every viewing angle as it was consistent with the acquired IR imagery. A scenario was then created that demonstrated the capabilities of the low-end PC hardware platform generating a very realistic IR based CG imagery. The capabilities of a low end PC hardware platform, which can be incorporated into future CG simulation and training systems, were demonstrated using daytime and IR scenarios on a current basic lap-top PC. The demonstrated capability forms the foundation for the development of an effective, low-cost military training means, potentially useable for various purposes, including the anti-armour gunnery training. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-2002-041 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2002
Number of Pages
18
DSTKIM No
CA020825
CANDIS No
517582
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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