Accession Number : ADA257957


Title :   Multispectral Imagery: An Essential Tool for Today's Naval Operations


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Burgess, Diane E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257957.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : This thesis examines the essential use of Multispectral Imagery (MSI) land remote sensing data in support of future military operations, specifically naval operations. The importance of proper management of the Landsat program and funding are discussed in depth. Results of surveys from naval intelligence specialists and operators express the interest of tile Fleet in the need for MSI for future military operations. To continue its lead in remote sensing systems, the U. S. must consider foreign competition, such as that from the French Spot system. Examination of this competition, how the U. S. will cope with it, and planning implications from the spread of MSI capabilities are discussed. Recommendations for the future of the Landsat program and MSI are listed.


Descriptors :   *IMAGES , *NAVAL INTELLIGENCE , *RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES , *MULTIBAND SPECTRAL RECONNAISSANCE , MILITARY OPERATIONS , INTELLIGENCE , COMPETITION , FOREIGN , MANAGEMENT , OPERATION , SPECIALISTS , MULTISPECTRAL , RECONNAISSANCE , NAVAL OPERATIONS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , THESES , DEPTH , SURVEYS , PLANNING


Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Optical Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE