THE EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF MULTISENSOR INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS.
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA
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A series of experiments, designed to investigate critical problem areas in the presentation of multisensor intelligence imagery, was designed. The group of sensors considered includes 1 a panoramic camera, 2 an image-forming side looking radar system, and 3 an image-forming infrared sensing system. The individual problems were studied in the context of the complete multisensor intelligence collecting and evaluation system. Experiments related to the individual problems are presented in three design groups. Design group one is centered on the image-forming characteristics of the sensors under different collection conditions, the characteristics of images formed, and the performance of interpreters as it is related to both of these. Design group two presents a systematic way of determination of optimum values of parameters relevant to the forced scan mode of image interpretation and a way of evaluating the use of this mode, with a scanning device designed on the basis of the derived optimum values. Design group three develops methods to be used in the study of the parameters of the simultaneous presentation of multisensor imagery, and the evaluation of equipment designed for such presentations. Author