The EOSTAR Pro Model Suite - Current and Future Development.

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The EOSTAR Pro Model Suite
-

Current and
Future Development.

Weather Impact Decision Aids Workshop,

Reno

(NV),
13
-
15th March 2012



Marianne
Degache
,
scientific

software product manager

Outline

1.
EOSTAR Pro :
from

research

to
product

development



v1.x

2.
Upgrades for EOSTAR Pro suite v2.x

3.
Scientific

and
modelling

challenges of
interest

4.
Current

availability

and future releases


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TNO

1.
“Netherlands
Organisation

for Applied Scientific Research”

2.
Independent
research

organisation
funded

in 1932

3.
More
than

4,400
employees

accross7
research

themes




4.
TNO
aims

at
innovating

with

purpose
:

We develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application.



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HEALTHY
LIVING

INDUSTRIAL
INNOVATION

DEFENCE,
SAFETY AND
SECURITY

ENERGY

TRANSPORT
AND MOBILITY

BUILT
ENVIRONMENT

INFORMATION
SOCIETY

EOSTAR

Acronym

:
Electro
-
Optical Signal Transmission And Ranging

Container of
scientific

models

developped

for maritime scenarios





Initially

provided

R&D solutions (
scientific

analysis
)

Became

a
product

in 3 main
steps
:

Integration

of user
requirements

Combine and
coordinate

a team of
various

specialists

Get

a system perspective

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background

target

CM

False targets

Atmosphere

EO system

Processor

Scientific

background of EOSTAR Pro
library

Atmospheric

studies
:

Micro
-
meteorological

&
refraction

models
,
aerosol

measurement

and
models
, satellite
remote

sensing
,
innnovative

studies

(inverse
methods
)

Electro
-
optical

systems

characterization
:

sensor

concept and
trade

off
studies
, in
lab

performance
measurement

and
modelling

Signature management:

Target
modelling
, signature
field

measurements
, thermal computation
and
analysis

Maritime Background:

IR
Cluttered

background, maritime background simulator

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Eostar Pro suite v2

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Towards

product

development

Technical

challenge :
from

«

scientific

» to «

operational

» (↑TRL)

Ergonomy

: GUI design and
selection

of
results

to display



Communication :



Strategy

:

Cooperative

development

(→
modular

approach
)

Deployment

(→user
profiling
)

Performance :
optimization



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REQUIREMENTS

FEEDBACK

FUNCTIONAL DESIGN

UPGRADES

MODELLER

END USER

Examples

of EOSTAR Pro v1
capabilities

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Predict

Mirages
effects

Target visible!

Target not visible!

Predict

Horizon
Reduction

Assess

the impact of maritime
aerosol

Simulate

the
sensor

image

Compute

the
probability

of
detection

Upgrades &
Development

of EOSTAR Pro v2.x

Scientific

models
:

Upgrades:
sensors
,
target
,
meteo
, IR plume

New
Development
:
wake
,
countermeasures

(IR
flares
), IR
seeker

(hot spot/
imaging
)

Integration

to
external

applications: client/server interfaces, EOSTAR
use as IR image simulator, as processor, or as signature
management
tool

Training:
operational

and expert training for EOSTAR Pro user
community
,
work

with

(
operational
)
schools

and training
facilities

Verification

& Validation: unit test per module,
integration

and global
test,
scientific

validation
from

experiments

and trials

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Electro
-
Optical
Sensor

modelling

upgrades

Detailed

component
modelling

(
optical

system, detector
materials
…)

Interface for
measurement

or
predicted

sensor

performance (MTF,
sensor

response
, ..)

New Performance
criteria

(Alternative to Johnson
criteria
, image
quality

for
target

classification and identification, image and signal
processing

for IRST and IR
seekers
)

Introduce

NIR/VIS
sensor

modelling

capability

for v3


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Image distorsion due to
sensor

effects

TOD
method

as
substitute for
Johnson
criteria

Targets

database

extension

Customized

and
operational

target

database

(CAD
modelling
, thermal
properties
, signature computations)

From

TargetBuilder

v1 to SHIBA : (semi)
automatic

generation

of a
generic

(
unclassified
)
database


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Target elements

parenthood

Element
geometri
cal
paramet
ers

3D
View

Contr
ol

TargetBuilder

SHIBA

Selection

of target class

Automatic

Generation of a
default class instance

Final customization

of the target

Meteo

inputs interfaces &
integration

Interface to
mesoscale

format (GRIB data format), direct use of NWP
to drive EOSTAR Pro: HIRLAM
operational

data or WRF outputs

Build

and use
reference

climalology

(
when

no data
is

available
)

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We cannot change the environment….

…. But we can predict the effects on sensor performance

Validation efforts

Lab

measurements
, CUBI
target
, met station

Field
Compaigns

for
Atmospheric

studies

(RED,
VAMPIRA,FATMOSE… )

NATO
field

trials for signature
measurement

(SAPPHIRE,
SQUIRREL,…)

In 2012 : SMARTEX


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Scientific

and
modelling

challenges of
interest

Coastal

environment

: new
complex

and
cluttered

scene

background
(land/
sea

interactions),
Inhomogeneous

atmophere

characterization
,
coastal

aerosol

models


Complex

theater

of
operation

: multiple (
unknown
)
manoeuvring

targets
,
decoys
,
obscurants


Bring

the relevant information in time and

define

the
operational

impact (mission
success
?)


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Conclusion

EOSTAR Pro
is

meant

as a
link

from

R&D to
operational

product

prototyping

(dual mode
operator
/expert)


Simple COTS
product

(
runs

on a
laptop

with

Windows)

Demo

available
*

(
since

2011 : v2.4, by end of 2012 : v3)

Customization

on
request


Choice

of agile
development

to
realistically

address

user issues


Exchange
platform

thanks

to a
modular

software design

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*EOSTAR Pro requires a valid license of Modtran4 release 0 version 1

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All
models

are
wrong
, but
some

are
useful


… the
practical

question
is

how
wrong

do
they

have to
be

to
not
be

useful
.


(George E. P. Box)

Questions