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Airborne net-centric multi-INT sensor control, display, fusion, and exploitation systems
Author(s): Dale C. Linne von Berg; John N. Lee; Melvin R. Kruer; Michael D. Duncan; Fred M. Olchowski; Eric Allman; Grant Howard
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Paper Abstract

The NRL Optical Sciences Division has initiated a multi-year effort to develop and demonstrate an airborne net-centric suite of multi-intelligence (multi-INT) sensors and exploitation systems for real-time target detection and targeting product dissemination. The goal of this Net-centric Multi-Intelligence Fusion Targeting Initiative (NCMIFTI) is to develop an airborne real-time intelligence gathering and targeting system that can be used to detect concealed, camouflaged, and mobile targets. The multi-INT sensor suite will include high-resolution visible/infrared (EO/IR) dual-band cameras, hyperspectral imaging (HSI) sensors in the visible-to-near infrared, short-wave and long-wave infrared (VNIR/SWIR/LWIR) bands, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), electronics intelligence sensors (ELINT), and off-board networked sensors. Other sensors are also being considered for inclusion in the suite to address unique target detection needs. Integrating a suite of multi-INT sensors on a single platform should optimize real-time fusion of the on-board sensor streams, thereby improving the detection probability and reducing the false alarms that occur in reconnaissance systems that use single-sensor types on separate platforms, or that use independent target detection algorithms on multiple sensors. In addition to the integration and fusion of the multi-INT sensors, the effort is establishing an open-systems net-centric architecture that will provide a modular “plug and play” capability for additional sensors and system components and provide distributed connectivity to multiple sites for remote system control and exploitation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5409, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications, (30 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.554324
Show Author Affiliations
Dale C. Linne von Berg, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
John N. Lee, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Melvin R. Kruer, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Michael D. Duncan, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Fred M. Olchowski, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Eric Allman, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Grant Howard, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5409:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications
Arthur A. Andraitis; Gerard J. Leygraaf, Editor(s)

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