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User interface development for semiautomated imagery exploitation
Author(s): R. Patrick O'Connor; Edward H. Bohling
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Paper Abstract

Operational reconnaissance technical organizations are burdened by greatly increasing workloads due to expanding capabilities for collection and delivery of large-volume near-real- time multisensor/multispectral softcopy imagery. Related to the tasking of reconnaissance platforms to provide the imagery are more stringent timelines for exploiting the imagery in response to the rapidly changing threat environment being monitored. The development of a semi-automated softcopy multisensor image exploitation capability is a critical step toward integrating existing advanced image processing techniques in conjunction with appropriate intelligence and cartographic data for next-generation image exploitation systems. This paper discusses the results of a recent effort to develop computer-assisted aids for the image analyst (IA) in order to rapidly and accurately exploit multispectral/multisensor imagery in combination with intelligence support data and cartographic information for the purpose of target detection and identification. A key challenge of the effort was to design and implement an effective human-computer interface that would satisfy any generic IA task and readily accommodate the needs of a broad range of IAs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1472, Image Understanding and the Man-Machine Interface III, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46468
Show Author Affiliations
R. Patrick O'Connor, PAR Government Systems Corp. (United States)
Edward H. Bohling, PAR Government Systems Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1472:
Image Understanding and the Man-Machine Interface III
Eamon B. Barrett; James J. Pearson, Editor(s)

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