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Evaluating the integration of operations tasks while optimizing ISR activities
Author(s): Katie McConky; Hector Ortiz-Peña; Chad Poe; Moises Sudit
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Paper Abstract

Current decision making processes separate the intelligence tasks from the operations tasks. This creates a system that is reactive rather than proactive, leaving potential gains in the timeliness and quality of responding to a situation of interest. In this paper we will present a new optimization paradigm that combines the tasking of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) assets with the tasks and needs of operational assets. Some of the collection assets will be dedicated for one function or another, while a third category that could perform both will also be considered. We will use a scenario to demonstrate the value of the merger by presenting the impact to a number of intelligence and operations measures of performance and effectiveness (MOPS/MOES). Using this framework, mission readiness and execution assessment for a simulated humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HADR) mission is monitored for tasks on intelligence gathering, distribution of supplies, and repair of vital lanes of transportation, during the relief effort. The results demonstrate a significant improvement to measures of performance when intelligence tasking takes operational objectives into consideration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10190, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VIII, 101900Z (4 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2265045
Show Author Affiliations
Katie McConky, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Hector Ortiz-Peña, CUBRC, Inc. (United States)
Chad Poe, CUBRC, Inc. (United States)
Moises Sudit, CUBRC, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10190:
Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VIII
Tien Pham; Michael A. Kolodny, Editor(s)

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