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Terra Harvest: intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance force multiplier
Author(s): Robert Heathcock; Colson Brasch
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Paper Abstract

The Defense Intelligence Agency's Terra Harvest program, launched in 2009, is developing an open, integrated battlefield unattended ground sensors (UGS) architecture that ensures interoperability among disparate UGS components and systems. Having successfully demonstrated a Terra Harvest-compliant UGS controller at Empire Challenge 2010, the program has since developed a Terra Harvest open architecture specification and developer's guide; created a web-based forum for architecture evolution and industry collaboration; and developed an array of asset plug-ins. These software plug-ins send data to or acquire it from an asset, and then convert it into a viable payload capable of supporting intelligence-driven operations. Building on this foundation, commercial vendors are developing field-ready implementations for Trident Spectre 2012. Once fully matured, Terra Harvest will streamline acquisition processes, reduce deployment timelines, and serve users as an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) force multiplier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8389, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR III, 83890J (24 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918638
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Heathcock, U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (United States)
Colson Brasch, The MITRE Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8389:
Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR III
Tien Pham, Editor(s)

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