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Developing composite signatures
Author(s): Chadwick T. Hawley; Tom Carpenter; Patrice G. Cappelaere; Stu Frye; Jacqueline J. Lemoigne-Stewart; Dan Mandle; Sarah Montgomery; Autumn Williams-Bess
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Paper Abstract

A composite signature is a group of signatures that are related in such a way to more completely or further define a target or operational endeavor at a higher fidelity. This paper explores the merits of using composite signatures, in lieu of waiting for opportunities for the more elusive diagnostic signatures, to satisfy key essential elements of information Keywords: signature, composite signature, civil disaster (EEI) associated with civil disaster-related problems. It discusses efforts to refine composite signature development methodology and quantify the relative value of composite vs. diagnostic signatures. The objectives are to: 1) investigate and develop innovative composite signatures associated with civil disasters, including physical, chemical and pattern/behavioral; 2) explore the feasibility of collecting representative composite signatures using current and emerging intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) collection architectures leveraging civilian and commercial architectures; and 3) collaborate extensively with scientists and engineers from U.S. government organizations and laboratories, the defense industry, and academic institutions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8040, Active and Passive Signatures II, 804002 (8 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.888883
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Chadwick T. Hawley, Signatures Support Program (United States)
Tom Carpenter, ASR, Inc. (United States)
Patrice G. Cappelaere, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stu Frye, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jacqueline J. Lemoigne-Stewart, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dan Mandle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Sarah Montgomery, ASR, Inc. (United States)
Autumn Williams-Bess, ASR, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8040:
Active and Passive Signatures II
G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Chadwick Todd Hawley, Editor(s)

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