Motion Imagery Processing and Exploitation (MIPE)
RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE SANTA MONICA CA
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Current military operational needs have driven advances in sensor systems and in the airborne platforms that carry them. In particular, they have brought about the rapid development of motion imagery sensors, including both full-motion video FMV and wide-area motion imagery WAMI sensors. Moreover, advances in telecommunications now allow raw imagery and other raw intelligence to be transmitted to a worldwide distributed set of military intelligence centers. All these technological advances have led to an information deluge that threatens to overwhelm military intelligence analysts. In this report, we focus on a particular class of tools and technologies motion imagery processing and exploitation MIPE to help military intelligence analysts take better advantage of the information deluge and to enable them to continue to exploit a wide range of motion imagery collections. We define MIPE as the collection of capabilities and enabling technologies, tools, and systems that aid analysts in the detection, identification, and tracking of objects of interest OOIs, such as humans and vehicles in the identification of activities of interest AOIs and in the characterization of relationships between and among OOIs and AOIs in live and archival video. We focus on motion imagery collections not only because they are growing so rapidly, but also because motion imagery is still a relatively new intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR capability. As the military services move toward more multi-intelligence multi-INT work, it is important to bring new capabilities up to par with the old ones.
- Military Intelligence