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Soft Copy Imagery Interpretation Capability
Author(s): Gary L. LaMonica
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Paper Abstract

The evolution of an interactive automated multisensor soft copy imagery exploitation work-station is described. A brief history of synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) and predecessor equipment/systems is presented along with performance achieved during field training exercises in Central Europe to illustrate the comparative effectiveness of this generic software reconfigurable workstation. The workstation was designed to increase the rate of imagery exploitation while minimizing the personnel skill level and training required for proficiency. Characteristics include real-time screening of scrolling sensor imagery, superpositioning of cue symbols, rapid accessing of collateral data base information, and near real-time computer-assisted reporting. Frame processing enables real-time rotation, warp/dewarp, and roam. Convolution filtering permits edge enhancement and haze reduction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0424, Airborne Reconnaissance VII, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936192
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Gary L. LaMonica, Goodyear Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0424:
Airborne Reconnaissance VII
Paul A. Henkel, Editor(s)

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