Accession Number:

ADA257957

Title:

Multispectral Imagery: An Essential Tool for Today's Naval Operations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the essential use of Multispectral Imagery MSI land remote sensing data in support of future military operations, specifically naval operations. The importance of proper management of the Landsat program and funding are discussed in depth. Results of surveys from naval intelligence specialists and operators express the interest of tile Fleet in the need for MSI for future military operations. To continue its lead in remote sensing systems, the U. S. must consider foreign competition, such as that from the French Spot system. Examination of this competition, how the U. S. will cope with it, and planning implications from the spread of MSI capabilities are discussed. Recommendations for the future of the Landsat program and MSI are listed.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE