Accession Number : AD0707429

Title :   AN EVALUATION OF MULTIBAND AND COLOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SELECTED MILITARY GEOGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE IN A SUBTROPICAL DESERT ENVIRONMENT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan-Sep 68,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Lind,Aulis O.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The objective of the work included in this report was to evaluate multiband and color photography with several film/filter combinations for their application to information extraction for Military Geographic Intelligence. Two studies were performed on aerial photography for which ground truth data was obtained in the Phoenix, Arizona, test area. One study concerned the derivation of terrain data from four film/filter combinations (Plus X with 47B, 58, and 25A filters; and Infrared with 89B filter). The second study was an evaluation of black-and-white, normal-color, and false-color imagery with regard to their information content. Details for each type of film/filter combination are given as well as a summary of the findings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, *TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE), (*COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY, TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE), (*MULTIBAND SPECTRAL RECONNAISSANCE, TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE), PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE, SOILS, DESERTS, RURAL AREAS, URBAN AREAS, PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES, PHOTOGRAPHIC FILTERS

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE