Air-to-Ground Target Detection and Identification

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What new sensing technologies, methodologies, and algorithms exist to detect and identify ground targets from the air?

DSIAC staff and subject matter experts (SMEs) reviewed publicly available documentation and other information repositories (e.g., Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Journal and conference proceedings, Georgia Tech Research Institute [GTRI] reports, Tri-Service Radar Symposium proceedings, etc.) on various sensing technologies, methodologies, and algorithms to prepare its response. DSIAC collated inputs from 4D Tech Solutions, GTRI, and DSIAC SMEs on visual, thermal, acoustic, light detection and ranging, radar, biometric, and facilitating technologies for detecting and identifying personnel and small vehicle targets from airborne platforms. This information was compiled into a response report that was delivered to the inquirer. The data analysis and references of this report provided a summary overview of technologies, systems, and/or individuals relating to the assessment request.

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018
Distribution Statement: 
A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
DTIC Accession No.: 
DSIAC-2184019
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