|Simulation of Active Imaging Systems|
|Sensors & Electronics Technology|
2D3D IMAGING, ACTIVE SENSOR, IMAGING SIMULATION, LADAR, LASER ILLUMINATION, SCATTERING, SCINTILLATION, SPECKLE, TURBULENCE, VISLWIR
Active EO-IR imaging systems are being developed and investigated for their ability to significantly improve target acquisition, particularly under adverse environmental (land/sea/air) conditions. Accurate simulation tools can aid in the design and development, as well as the performance assessment, of active imaging systems. Currently available imaging models are limited in their ability to accurately represent active imaging system phenomenology in full simulations. These efforts benefit from joint NATO cooperation.
The primary objectives are the joint review of existing active imaging system simulations, to evaluate their utility, to identify their capability gaps, and to aid their advanced development. In this context, simulation is understood to mean the generation of synthetic image sequences that include laser illumination/environmental/sensor system parameters.
The effort will cover the simulation of active imaging systems in visible through the infrared spectral bands. This will include physics-based simulation and theoretical analysis of active imaging systems and associated phenomenology in the context of military applications.