Accession Number : ADA132209

Title :   Improving Air Force Imagery Reconnaissance Support to Ground Commanders.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Symsack,Elmer F

PDF Url : ADA132209

Report Date : 03 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This thesis examines the evolution of concepts for the development and management of United States Air Force imagery reconnaissance systems and the application of these concepts to current Air Force support to Army ground commanders. By examining the evolution of imagery reconnaissance operations, this thesis identifies principles of imagery support regarding critical information needs, exploitation techniques, reporting methods, the need for imagery rather than imagery derived information, and service approaches to dealing with constraints inherent in imagery support operations. A generic imagery architectural model is preferred, based upon historic operations and current doctrine. This model includes the following functional components: acquisition sensors, receiver/processors, exploitation elements, transmission/dissemination media, and recipient processing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aerial photography, *Aerial reconnaissance, *Photographic reconnaissance, *Tactical reconnaissance, Air Force operations, Ground support, Land warfare, History, Combat support, Combat surveillance, Photographic intelligence, Army operations, Military operations, Military forces(United States), Military commanders, Decision making, Battlefields, Automation, Management, Tactical intelligence, Photographic images, Theses

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE