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Tactical Intelligence Exploitation And Fusion System For Contingency Operations
Author(s): Robert H. Farley
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Paper Abstract

The requirement for near real time intelligence in today's tactical environment is driven by the adversaries' multiple lines communications (LOC) and the highly dynamic forces operating within a small geographic area. Military forces within the Warsaw Pact, and even Third World countries, have highly mobile, rapidly deployable weapon systems. With their established LOCs they can bring these weapons to bear against friendly forces within minutes. Keeping track of these forces and their movements is a most formidable task for our tactical forces. However, we do have the resources to accomplish the mission. The tendency has been to concentrate on the European scenario, but this does leave a void in the arsenal for fighting brush fires or limited conflicts. What is lacking is a modularized, mobile, self sustaining, ground processing and intelligence fusion center that can be deployed at a moment's notice to a forward bare base and be operational within three hours after arriving. The purpose herein is to define a modularized, tactical ground processing and fusion center that can be tailored to satisfy the requirements of each of the Services for a lightweight, highly mobile system. A system definition describing the physical characteristics of the system is presented, along with a concept of operation. Also presented is a brief discussion of the system architecture and the interaction among the ground mission supervisors (GMS). Finally, several methods of system implementation and the communications for tasking and product dissemination are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0979, Airborne Reconnaissance XII, (23 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948618
Show Author Affiliations
Robert H. Farley, Unisys Communication Systems Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0979:
Airborne Reconnaissance XII
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse; Wayne W. Schurter, Editor(s)

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