EOIR, highfidelity, Modelling and simulation, sensor, synthetic imagery, target acquisition
Advances in both computational techniques and computer hardware have made it possible to create high-fidelity, physically-accurate, multispectral, synthetic imagery rivaling that from actual Electro-Optic / Infrared sensors. With accurate synthetic imagery we can conduct credible virtual testing to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of our current and proposed EO/IR sensor systems. These abilities allow us to greatly improve our decision-support tools in capability development, operational training, system procurement and operational use.
The following are some examples of how this capability may be used.
• Establish sensor requirements for current and future EO/IR systems
• Evaluate notional sensor concepts prior to investment
• Evaluate sensor system effectiveness in varied environments
• Evaluate and improve target acquisition and tracking algorithm effectiveness
• Determine best conditions to deploy EO/IR systems to detect specific threats, vehicles, etc.
Collaboration in these areas will enhance individual national high fidelity simulation programs through sharing of techniques and experiences and help pave the way for further collaboration.