agility) and computing technology. FMV has a generally limited field of view and thus has limitations in a search mode. Recent developments extend FMV capability to wider areas by using multiple telescopes and processing to stitch the resulting outputs into a common picture; this technology is called wide area motion imagery (WAMI). Moving targets are automatically tracked in FMV and WAMI by finding and tracking pixel changes from frame to frame. Similarly, IRST sensor technology searches for regions of high emissivity to detect targets and then observes changes in pixel emissivity from frame to frame to estimate vehicle motion.
|Mission||Description||Objective||Relevant Sensor Technology|
|SA||Dismount detection and engagement||Detect, locate, characterize, and monitor dismounts in vicinity of squad||Radar, SIGINT, FMV, IRST, WAMI|
|SA||Vehicle detection and engagement||Detect, locate, characterize, and monitor vehicles in vicinity of squad||Radar, FMV, IRST, WAMI, acoustics, seismometer|
|SA||Through-wall surveillance||Determine presence of possible combatants and weapons caches within buildings and structures||Radar, SIGINT|
|SA||Foliage obscured target surveillance||Determine presence of possible combatants, weapons, and weapons caches under foliage||Radar, LAser Detection And Ranging (LADAR), SIGINT|
|SA||Spectrum surveillance||Find and characterize emitters within vicinity of squad||SIGINT|
|SA||Navigation in GPS-denied environments||Provide position information in absence of traditional, handheld GPS device||Radiofrequency sensor technology|