Accession Number : ADA622369


Title :   Multidimensional Analysis of Nuclear Detonations


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Slaughter, Robert C


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a622369.pdf


Report Date : 17 Sep 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 133


Abstract : The focus of this research is to develop the methods for 3-dimensional reconstructions and temperature distributions of early time nuclear fireballs. Initial developments have resulted in the first 2-dimensional temperature distribution of a nuclear fireball using digitized film. This same process was then extended to perform the first limb darkening calculations of nuclear fireballs. Limb darkening coefficients were then used to derive a temperature profile of the nuclear fireball as a function of optical path length. A 3-dimensional reconstruction was performed using a variation of a structure from illuminance technique in combination with limb darkening coefficients to produce structure using a single image. This dissertation also highlights the difficulties in using common computer vision feature descriptors such as Scaled Invariant Feature Transform and Speeded Up Robust Features on nuclear weapons testing data. The use of these techniques to produce accurate dense reconstructions is likely to require both single image and multiple view geometry in order to produce consistently accurate results.


Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS , *NUCLEAR FIREBALL , ACCURACY , COMPUTER VISION , DETONATIONS , DIGITAL SYSTEMS , HIGH DENSITY , IMAGE PROCESSING , NUCLEAR WEAPONS , ONE DIMENSIONAL , THERMAL ANALYSIS , THREE DIMENSIONAL


Subject Categories : Nuclear Explosions and Devices(non-military)
      Nuclear Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE