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CC&D Analyst Associate Using The Connection Machine
Author(s): R. Michael Hord
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Paper Abstract

Camouflage, Cover and Deception (CC&D) techniques by military units include the use of trees for concealment, nets and tarpaulins over emplacements, background matching paints, decoys and a variety of other hiding methods. Image analysts seek to exploit reconnais-sance pictures for opposition deployment and order of battle information. To facilitate rapid image exploitation in the presence of CC&D activity, a phase 1 softcopy image analyst workstation was developed on the Connection Machine (CM), a massively parallel supercomputer. This workstation consists of a Symbolics 3675 host for the CM, a high resolution color image display unit, a map projection unit, an ancillary computer running an expert system and a print station that issues a formatted exploitation report. The Symbolics/CM/display system performs image manipulation under operator command. The expert system, which in phase 2 will be integrated onto the Symbolics, functions as an analyst associate to improve the productivity of analysts with low to moderate skill levels under time pressure. The expert system addresses tactical situations using a specified ER (exploitation request), doctrine, terrain, weather and collateral reports to advise the operator regarding the most effective image manipulation algorithms to apply for enhancing the digital imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1002, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VII, (27 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960294
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R. Michael Hord, MRJ, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1002:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VII
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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