Accession Number:

ADA202700

Title:

Use of Commercial Satellite Imagery for Surveillance of the Canadian North by the Canadian Armed Forces

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

261.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the utility of commercial satellite-acquired imagery for the surveillance of the Canadian North. Analytical performance models are developed for visible and thermal wavelength sensors. These models form the basis for evaluation of an individual sensors potential contribution to surveillance. The mission of surveillance is sectioned into five separate missions. For each mission, sensor system evaluation algorithms, which combine individual sensors probabilities of detection and tracking, are proposed and optimization techniques identified. Sample algorithms, using a representative target set, are provided for each mission. Analysis shows that the selection of specific sensors is mission and situation specific.

Subject Categories:

  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE