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Sea Surface Radiance Model

Ship infrared signature with Solar Glint on Structure Sea

Ship infrared signature with solar glint on structured sea

Predicting target visibility objects in a maritime environment present unique challenges.  The sea moves, waves change size, day becomes night, and the clouds can cover the sun (which, of course, has a significant effect on an IR prediction).  The MuSES sea model provides a physically-realistic method for rendering sea backgrounds either with or without wave action.

The Sea Model enables faceted sea surface rendering, with wave heights and directions based on weather inputs and parametric data.  The model extends the functionality of structured sea rendering with naval vessels. It produces an anisotropic model of sea surfaces based on parametric data input by the user such as weather, ship class, water line length, stern width, draft, and displacement.