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Dynamic Infrared Simulation: A Feasibility Study of a Physically Based Infrared Simulation Model
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Vision. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The increased usage of infrared sensors by pilots has created a growing demand for simulated environments based on infrared radiation. This has led to an increased need for Saab to refine their existing model for simulating real-time infrared imagery, resulting in the carrying through of this thesis. Saab develops the Gripen aircraft, and they provide training simulators where pilots can train in a realistic environment. The new model is required to be based on the real-world behavior of infrared radiation, and furthermore, unlike Saab's existing model, have dynamically changeable attributes.

This thesis seeks to develop a simulation model compliant with the requirements presented by Saab, and to develop the implementation of a test environment demonstrating the features and capabilities of the proposed model. All through the development of the model, the pilot training value has been kept in mind.

The first part of the thesis consists of a literature study to build a theoretical base for the rest of the work. This is followed by the development of the simulation model itself and a subsequent implementation thereof. The simulation model and the test implementation are evaluated as the final step conducted within the framework of this thesis.

The main conclusions of this thesis first of all includes that the proposed simulation model does in fact have its foundation in physics. It is further concluded that certain attributes of the model, such as time of day, are dynamically changeable as requested. Furthermore, the test implementation is considered to have been feasibly integrated with the current simulation environment.

A plan concluding how to proceed has also been developed. The plan suggests future work with the proposed simulation model, since the evaluation shows that it performs well in comparison to the existing model as well as other products on the market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2006. , 110 p.
Keyword [en]
Infrared Radiation, Simulation
National Category
Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-7993ISRN: LITH-ISY-EX--06/3815--SEOAI: diva2:22896
Subject / course
Computer Vision Laboratory
2006-12-08, Algoritmen, B, Linköpings universitet, 58183 Linköping, 15:15
Available from: 2007-01-08 Created: 2007-01-08 Last updated: 2012-07-02

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