Space-Base Multispectral Imagery: Current and Future Applications and Implications to the United States Army
Individual study rept.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Army expends considerable effort in attempts to pierce the fog of battle. Multispectral imagery MSI, an emerging technology, has the ability to reduce this fog. Although MSI has been used by civil agencies for more than 15 years, the Army is just beginning to realize and exploit its capabilities. One of the major attractors of MSI is the unclassified nature of its reconnaissance data which is usually highly classified, operational and tactical commanders at all levels can use MSI products. This study provides a thorough description of MSI including its space-based assets and civil uses. Current Army utilization is also reviewed. The study concludes with an examination of possible future applications and implications. Research for the project included a comprehensive review and analysis of a wide spectrum of literature and personal interviews with experts in the MSI field. In addition to showing how MSI can benefit the Army, the study offers several recommendations to facilitate the development and utilization of MSI technology in the Army. jhd
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