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PTA: an automated tool for ground station site selection
Author(s): Chris Salmon; Alfred C. Crane Jr.; David W. Buermeyer
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Paper Abstract

Tactical aerial reconnaissance is entering an era of real-time sensor exploitation and intelligence reporting. The selection of the ground station site for optimum utilization of intelligence reporting and softcopy image dissemination will have a significant impact on the reception of sensor and aircraft signals. Precise Target Analysis (PTA) is a personal-computer-based program to perform analytical site selection based upon numerous critical factors. These factors include line-of-sight obstruction by buildings, tree lines, and terrain, as well as operational planning considerations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1993
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1763, Airborne Reconnaissance XVI, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140827
Show Author Affiliations
Chris Salmon, Autometric, Inc. (United States)
Alfred C. Crane Jr., Autometric, Inc. (United States)
David W. Buermeyer, Autometric Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1763:
Airborne Reconnaissance XVI
Thomas W. Augustyn; Paul A. Henkel, Editor(s)

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