Installing a Copy of the ARPA/DMA Image Understanding Testbed at the U. S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories
Semiannual technical rept. 30 Jul-31 Dec 1982
SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER
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The ARPADMA Image Understanding Testbed system was established at SRI to provide a framework for evaluating and demonstrating the applicability of IU research results to automated cartography. A number of software systems were contributed to the Testbed by participants in the DARPA IU research program these systems were adapted to the SRI environment and numerous additional utilities were generated at SRI specifically for the Testbed. These efforts have resulted in a system that allows the transfer of research technology to other sites for the purpose of evaluation. The objective of installing a copy of the IU testbed at ETL is to carry out such a transfer of technology. The acquisition of a Testbed copy will significantly enhance the capabilities of ETL for evaluating and adapting Testbed software and Testbed environment features to specific problem areas. ETL personnel will be able to work directly with contributed IU research software and to study the implications of employing such techniques for cartographic tasks. In addition, the close association of ETL with the cartographic-production branches of DMA will enable them to cooperate closely in analyzing the application and user interface requirements that are representative of DMAs needs.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware