Improvement of the SE-WORKBENCH workshop for rendering targets

ITMBS 2008-2

The SE-WORKBENCH workshop, also called CHORALE, is used by the French DGA to perform multi-sensors simulations. The SE-WORKBENCH enables the user to create virtual and realistic multi spectral 3D scenes that may contain several targets, and then generate the physical signal received by a sensor. One of the main current interests for the DGA is to be able to compute the infrared (IR) signature of targets in their environment as accurately as possible, even if the targets are coated with a special paint for improving their stealthness. But for that the SE-WORKBENCH workshop needs to be improved as regard to the BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) modelling of the materials