Accession Number:

ADA254233

Title:

Imagery Exploitation System/Balanced Technology Initiative

Descriptive Note:

Scientific paper,

Corporate Author:

ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-12

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The imagery Exploitation SystemBalanced Technology Initiative IESBTI is a first phase near-real time image exploitation system to support Army Corps intelligence and electronic warfare IEW situation development, target development and target acquisition. IESBTI exploits synthetic aperture radar SAR and infrared IR imagery and annotates the presence and type artillery, armor, etc of military units company size and above. IESBTI employs a hierarchical reasoning paradigm, using Bayesian inference for hypotheses management and belief propagation to solve the complex forceterrainmilitary situation and formation. Evidence gathering actions evaluate the closeness of data supporting the hypotheses to the force models using statistical metrics andor expert system rules. IESBTI has processed data from two military and IESBTI has learned lessons concerning which methods have worked well and which ideas havent met expectations. These lessons learned are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Countermeasures
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE