Accession Number : ADP003021

Title :   The AI (Artificial Intelligence) Environment at the U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Leighty,R. D.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories (USAETL) is responsible for Army research and development in the areas of mapping and terrain analysis. In general this involves methods, techniques, and systems for information processing related to the extraction, analysis, and presentation of terrain data. Typically, the data source is aerial imagery and the real-world information processing techniques for aerial imagery are very labor intensive. Previous research into automated techniques has not yielded results adequate to justify significant equipment developments necessary for future Army terrain information processing requirements. Thus, USAETL is making a significant commitment in AI with expectations for new and improved terrain information capabilities for the Army. This paper presents the rationale for the USAETL AI program, the objectives and approach of the Center for Artificial Intelligence (CAI), a description of the CAI AI facilities, and a brief description of the current CAI research program. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Artificial intelligence, *Information processing, *Mapping, *Army research, Terrain, Aerial photography, Computer programs, Research management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE