Identify Spectral Signatures of Adversarial Targets
ThermoAnalytics’ physically accurate models are widely used and validated by the DoD to assess the EO/IR detection vulnerabilities of ground, air, and maritime assets. Government agencies use our models to identify unique spectral signatures of adversarial targets observed from ground, air, and space platforms. With our and validated Human Thermal Model, it is possible to include personnel in imagery.
Wide Range of Data Renderings
Synthetic EO/IR imagery can supplement measured imagery to train detection and identification algorithms, support warfighter training and simulations, and machine learning applications. We generate image sets for any combination of target, aspect, range, location, meteorology, terrain, time of day, mission profile, and sensor platform. MuSES’ spectral range (0.4-20 microns) includes monochromatic visual, Near-Infrared (NIR), Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR), Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) and Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR).
Target Model Database
Synthetic targets can be embedded into measured or modeled scenes and coupled with scene simulation tools such as DIRSIG. We maintain a large library of target models, surface property measurements, weather files, and location data to populate rendered image datasets. Our model database includes military, civilian and industrial vehicles, permanent and temporary structures, construction equipment, aircraft, maritime craft, personnel, infrastructure, weapons systems, camouflage and buried objects.
Quickly Generate Images with CoTherm
Our CoTherm coupling-and-process-automation tool provides a fast and easy route to generate hundreds of thousands of rendered images. The capability to generate an extensive library of target imagery is especially important in the IR due to a sparsity of available measured imagery and the high cost of collecting it.
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Effective Strategies for Signature Analysis
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