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Mission-planning concepts for interaction of multiple reconnaissance platforms
Author(s): Boyd J. Thomas
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Paper Abstract

Reconnaissance mission planning, including: scheduling of flight operations, target selection, archiving of IMINT data, and dissemination of IMINT data, is an increasingly complex function at all levels; all the more so as the next generation of highly agile, multi-role, real- time imaging systems come on line. The near-simultaneous advent of JSTARS, UAVs, and ATARS, each playing separate but overlapping roles in reconnaissance/surveillance operations, adds to the necessity to rethink how we plan to use these systems synergistically to maximum benefit. The goal is always to produce and disseminate Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) data in some optimum fashion as a means to the ultimate end of achieving/maintaining tactical superiority. To meet this goal new concepts for integrating the mission planning of multiple imaging platforms are needed. Some are suggested here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2023, Airborne Reconnaissance XVII, (20 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165537
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Boyd J. Thomas, Fairchild Space and Defense Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2023:
Airborne Reconnaissance XVII
Paul A. Henkel; Thomas W. Augustyn; Wallace G. Fishell, Editor(s)

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