Accession Number : ADA254233


Title :   Imagery Exploitation System/Balanced Technology Initiative


Descriptive Note : Scientific paper,


Corporate Author : ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Esch, Frederick H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254233.pdf


Report Date : 12 Mar 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : The imagery Exploitation System/Balanced Technology Initiative (IES/BTI) is a first phase near-real time image exploitation system to support Army Corps intelligence and electronic warfare (IEW) situation development, target development and target acquisition. IES/BTI exploits synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and infrared (IR) imagery and annotates the presence and type (artillery, armor, etc) of military units (company size and above). IES/BTI employs a hierarchical reasoning paradigm, using Bayesian inference for hypotheses management and belief propagation to solve the complex force/terrain/military situation and formation. Evidence gathering actions evaluate the closeness of data supporting the hypotheses to the force models using statistical metrics and/or expert system rules. IES/BTI has processed data from two military and IES/BTI has learned lessons concerning which methods have worked well and which ideas haven't met expectations. These lessons learned are presented.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC WARFARE , *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR , *INFRARED IMAGES , *ARMY INTELLIGENCE , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , CONTROL , WARFARE , MANAGEMENT , REAL TIME , TARGET ACQUISITION , STRUCTURES , STATICS , HIERARCHIES , ARMY , HYPOTHESES , EXPERT SYSTEMS , IMAGES , TIME , PHASE , TERRAIN , ARTILLERY , APERTURES , COLLECTION , CALCULUS , RADAR , REASONING , THREATS , NETWORKS , ACQUISITION , ARMOR , PROPAGATION


Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Countermeasures
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE