Accession Number : ADA257576


Title :   An Automated Reconnaissance and Surveillance Planning Tool


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 1990-Sep 1992


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Weigeshoff, William R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257576.pdf


Report Date : 15 Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 75


Abstract : The Automated Reconnaissance and Surveillance, (R and S) Planning Tool is a prototype of the Army's proposed Common Ground Station, and serves as a Intelligence interface to NPSNET. This system incorporates Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) and intelligence asset modeling in order to create realistic intelligence collection. IPB is the analysis of the affects of the terrain, weather, and enemy doctrine on the friendly situation. Intelligence System Modeling is performed for Mounted and Dismounted Scouts, Ground Surveillance Radars (GSR), Joint Surveillance and Attack Radar System (JSTARS), and Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPV). These systems collection effort can be monitored by displaying their individual perspectives of the battlefield, or their combined collection effort can be plotted on a 2D or 3D representation of the Terrain. The raw intelligence data produced by these systems is analyzed according to the number and types of enemy vehicles located. Probable enemy courses of action is also generated. Automated R and S planning can greatly enhance the already lethal capability of the Army by speeding up the Collection and Dissemination Process. R and S Planning, IPB, CGS, NPSNET, Intelligence System Modeling, GSR, RPV, JSTARS.


Descriptors :   *INTELLIGENCE , *PROTOTYPES , *SURVEILLANCE , *COLLECTION , *RECONNAISSANCE , STATIONS , WEATHER , PREPARATION , RADAR , PLANNING , VEHICLES , NUMBERS , DOCTRINE , GROUND STATIONS , REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , ARMY , ENEMY , TERRAIN , BATTLEFIELDS , TOOLS , INTERFACES , ATTACK


Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Military Intelligence


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE