Accession Number : ADA181426

Title :   Attributes of a Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Collection Model for the Airland Research Model (ALARM).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Raymond D , Jr

PDF Url : ADA181426

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was to explore some initial issues that must be addressed in order to imbed a credible model of reconnaissance operations within the Airland Research Model (ALARM). During the course of the research effort the objectives of identifying and describing attributes of reconnaissance operations, which in turn, provide updates to the perceived database were achieved. The document provides a description of the current conceptual design of the Airland Research Model and details the planing methodology utilized within the model. Background on the operational environment in which the model will operate, the connection between this work on reconnaissance operations, the perception generation process, and ALARM's planning scheme was provided. In addition, the following areas were addressed: 1)A description of the reconnaissance cycle which is the perception formulation process used to update the perceived database; 2)The structure of the Tactical Air Reconnaissance (TAR) model which is subdivided into a collection management and an information acquisition sub-models; and 3)A description of the evolution and development of the perception database by walking through a sample scenario.

Descriptors :   *AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, *DATA BASES, *TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), FORMULATIONS, MANAGEMENT, METHODOLOGY, MODELS, PERCEPTION, RECONNAISSANCE, TACTICAL WARFARE, COLLECTION, CYCLES, DATA ACQUISITION, TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INFORMATION PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE