The feasibility of real-time imagery interpretation is examined from the perspective of the operator in the loop. The question of whether or not military analysts are capable of performing adequately in present high and forthcoming higher throughput environments is addressed. In an attempt to shed light on this situation, two radar imagery exploitation systems, the Flexible Test Bed (FTB) and Advanced Building Blocks for Large Area Exploitation (ABLE), are reviewed. Softcopy imagery exploitation performance achieved during operational field training exercises in the Federal Republic of Germany is presented.
Gary L. LaMonica,
"Is Real-Time Imagery Exploitation Unrealistic?", Proc. SPIE 0354, Airborne Reconnaissance VI, (25 August 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933989; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.933989