An Automated Reconnaissance and Surveillance Planning Tool
Master's thesis Jul 1990-Sep 1992
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Automated Reconnaissance and Surveillance, R and S Planning Tool is a prototype of the Armys proposed Common Ground Station, and serves as a Intelligence interface to NPSNET. This system incorporates Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield IPB and intelligence asset modeling in order to create realistic intelligence collection. IPB is the analysis of the affects of the terrain, weather, and enemy doctrine on the friendly situation. Intelligence System Modeling is performed for Mounted and Dismounted Scouts, Ground Surveillance Radars GSR, Joint Surveillance and Attack Radar System JSTARS, and Remotely Piloted Vehicles RPV. These systems collection effort can be monitored by displaying their individual perspectives of the battlefield, or their combined collection effort can be plotted on a 2D or 3D representation of the Terrain. The raw intelligence data produced by these systems is analyzed according to the number and types of enemy vehicles located. Probable enemy courses of action is also generated. Automated R and S planning can greatly enhance the already lethal capability of the Army by speeding up the Collection and Dissemination Process. R and S Planning, IPB, CGS, NPSNET, Intelligence System Modeling, GSR, RPV, JSTARS.
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