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Summary of phenomenology for operations in urban environment
Author(s): James N. Kile; Joyce Gould; William Gnadt; Duane J. Matthiesen; Frank McIntyre; Vinay K. Ingle; Michael J. Rossacci
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Paper Abstract

Riverside Research Institute (RRI) performed a three-month study of the sensor physics which will be useful in an urban warfare environment for the Army DCS G-2. Different phenomena were qualitatively evaluated for their utility in providing improved situational awareness and identification of specific threats and obstacles present within a city while supporting the warfighter applicable to Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). The goal was to provide a technology investment strategy to maximize the benefit of future Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Science and Technical Intelligence (S&IT) systems. This report summarizes the findings of the study. No single sensor program or phenomenology addresses the broad spectrum of war fighter needs within the challenging urban terrain. Understanding the user community requirements is a necessary next step in quantifying and prioritizing MASINT performance parameters to provide the FF (Future Force) a decisive advantage in urban areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5417, Unattended/Unmanned Ground, Ocean, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications VI, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548189
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James N. Kile, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Joyce Gould, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
William Gnadt, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Duane J. Matthiesen, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Frank McIntyre, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Vinay K. Ingle, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Michael J. Rossacci, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5417:
Unattended/Unmanned Ground, Ocean, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications VI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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