Description : Here's an up-to-date, comprehensive review of surveillance and reconnaissance (S & R) imaging system modeling and performance prediction. This new, one-of-a-kind resource helps you predict the information potential of new surveillance system designs, compare and select from alternative measures of information extraction, relate the performance of tactical acquisition sensors and surveillance sensors, and understand the relative importance of each element of the image chain on S& R system performance. It provides you with system descriptions and characteristics, S& R modeling history, and performance modeling details.
Description : Providing an up-to-date, comprehensive review of surveillance and reconnaissance (S&R) imaging system modelling and performance prediction, this resource helps readers predict the information potential of new surveillance system designs, compare and select from alternative measures of information extraction, and much more. --
Description : Understanding Surveillance Technologies demystifies spy devices and describes how technology is used to observe and record intimate details of people‘s lives often without their knowledge or consent. From historical origins to current applications, it explains how satellites, pinhole cameras, cell phone and credit card logs, DNA kits, tiny m
Description : From officially sanctioned, high-tech operations to budget spy cameras and cell phone video, this updated and expanded edition of a bestselling handbook reflects the rapid and significant growth of the surveillance industry. The Handbook of Surveillance Technologies, Third Edition is the only comprehensive work to chronicle the background and curre
Description : This book presents today's most powerful signal processing techniques together with methods for assessing imaging system performance when each of these techniques is applied. This multi-use book helps you make the most of sensor hardware through software enhancement, and evaluate system and algorithm performance. You also learn how to make the best hardware/software decisions in developing the next-generation of image acquisition and analysis systems.
Description : This paper highlights SSC San Diego contributions to the research and development of hyperspectral technology. SSC San Diego developed the real-time, onboard hyperspectral data processor for automated cueing of high-resolution imagery as part of the Adaptive Spectral Reconnaissance Program (ASRP), which demonstrated a practical solution to broad area search by leveraging hyperspectral phenomenology. The authors explain how the DARPA ASRP successfully demonstrated the capability to detect military targets of interest in real time by using an airborne hyperspectral system to cue high-resolution images for ground analysis. SSC San Diego is now implementing the ASRP algorithm suite on parallel processors, using a portable, scalable architecture that will be remotely accessible. SSC San Diego performed the initial demonstrations that led to the Littoral Airborne Sensor Hyperspectral (LASH) program, which applies hyperspectral imaging to the problem of submarine detection in the littoral zone. These sensors can perform a wide range of ocean sensing tasks. Targets range from submarines and sea mines for military applications, to chlorophyll and sediment load in physical oceanographic applications, to schools of dolphins and whales in marine biology applications. Hyperspectral systems such as LASH are being developed that use spectral and spatial processing algorithms to discern objects and organisms below the sea surface. The performance of such systems depends on environmental and optical properties of the sea. An instrument suite, the Portable Profiling Oceanographic Instrument System (PorPOIS), was developed to ascertain and quantify these environmental and hydro-optic conditions. Under the In-house Laboratory Independent Research (ILIR) program, SSC San Diego has developed new and enhanced methods for hyperspectral analysis and exploitation.
Description : This practical reference shows SAR system designers and remote sensing specialists how to produce higher quality SAR images using data-driven algorithms, and apply powerful new techniques to measure and analyze SAR image content.
Description : Provides an overview of the major weapons systems & support equipment the Army is currently developing or has fielded. Sections include: project and sustain; protect the force; win the information war; conduct precision strikes; & dominate the maneuver battle. Over 100 color photos & drawings. Each weapon system described in detail as to mission, characteristics, foreign counterpart, program status, projected activities, & prime contractor. Appendices: contractors by system, contractors by state, points of contact & an index. Comprehensive!
Description : Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring you an all new, groundbreaking title. The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT). Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection. Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community.