21 November 1996 Nontraditional applications for traditional imagery sensors
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The use of three off-the-shelf tactical reconnaissance imaging sensors has been approved for Open Skies Treaty assigned aircraft overflights. A fourth sensor, a video camera has also been approved. The quality of the collected imagery is limited by placing restrictions on the spatial resolutions of the systems, ignoring the additional spectral data that will be acquired. All weather, day and night coverage is authorized over any target of interest. This paper illustrates the kinds of information (intelligence) that will be acquired over three types of targets of interest to Treaty participants. The data developed for this paper is based on analyses of Treaty training overflights and historical tactical missions flown using the same sensors. The data was then correlated with criteria and ratings in the recently published Civil National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale Reference Guide.
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Carroll Lucas, Carroll Lucas, Matt Heric, Matt Heric, Alfred C. Crane, Alfred C. Crane, } "Nontraditional applications for traditional imagery sensors", Proc. SPIE 2829, Airborne Reconnaissance XX, (21 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259734; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.259734
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