This paper provides an informational description of an imagery interoperability
architecture, being reviewed for implementation by the Office of the Secretary of
Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (OSD/CI). The
architecture furnishes the means for interoperability among digital electronic
imagery reconnaissance assets of the United States and its allies. It identifies
programs designed to establish interoperability through standards, formats, and
limited hardware and software development. These programs rely upon the unique
properties of digital electronics used in new "softcopy" sensor and exploitation
systems as they replace traditional film based systems.
This paper was condensed from the Rome Air Developqent Center (RADC) report,
"Architecture for Electronic Imagery Interoperability."