The Process for Probabilistic Multi-Source Multi-INT Intel Fusion Benefit Analysis** (PIFBA) provides a methodology
for statistically computing the probability of detecting, locating, and tracking objects in order to assess current
capabilities or the benefit of adding or removing ISR assets in order to obtain the statistically optimal result. The PIFBA
process defines the approach to calculate the probabilistic benefits or rewards associated with integrating or fusing multisource
multi-INT products across a wide range of platforms, sensors, environmental conditions and target objects. This
process applies to analyzing ISR capabilities, effectiveness, and gaps, as well as the benefits of applying existing or new
technology and tactics.
The PIFBA process was designed to answer the following questions:
Based on the defined ISR assets – what is the probability that we know a piece of Intel with sufficient accuracy
and timeliness to be of value to the analyst or warfighter?
What is the benefit of adding new data via additional platforms, sensors, or processing?
What is the benefit of adding new systems or technology and to what degree of performance must they exhibit
in order to affect the statistical outcome?