Automated Indications and Warnings from Live Surveillance Data
Journal Article - Open Access
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States
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A software system called the Fusion Exploitation Tools FET underlies an automated process for alerting intelligence analysts when abnormal activity occurs in an area under their surveillance. The FET consists of algorithms that analyze vehicle and ship traffic. It works in conjunction with the Google Earth geospatial visualization system, presenting the user with a distributed network-centric way of visualizing this information. The FET is unique in that it automatically analyzes live intelligence data streams in near real time. The FET also incorporates direct machine-to-machine requests for additional data collection, providing both enhanced situation awareness and a timely and effective means to control sensor platforms.