Title

Accelerating Missile Threat Simulations Using Personal Computer Graphics Cards

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2006

Publication Source

Simulation

Abstract

The authors use inexpensive personal computer graphics cards to perform the intensive image-processing computations done in a heat-seeking missile’s tracking systems and thereby dramatically reduce the execution time of missile threat simulations used by military mission planners. Using an innovative processing algorithm, these calculations are accomplished up to 3.5 times faster in graphic cards versus using a conventional CPU. Through a combination of this and other software optimizations, simulation time was reduced by 33%.

Inclusive pages

549-558

ISBN/ISSN

0037-5497

Comments

The journal Simulation is the transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International. Permission documentation on file.

Publisher

Sage Publications

Volume

82

Issue

8

Peer Reviewed

yes

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