Engineers at the Rome Air Development Center (RADC) are investigating novel approaches to automating the exploitation of digital imagery obtained from reconnaissance missions with the ultimate goal of developing an automated imagery exploitation system. Incorporating many computer vision and image understanding algorithms such a system would automatically detect segment classify and identify all ground targets in a specified area of interest. Development challenges and some proposed solutions are discussed in an attempt to stimulate further research.
Gregory C. Ahlquist,
"Vision for automated imagery exploitation", Proc. SPIE 1381, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IX: Algorithms and Techniques, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25127; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25127