Activity-Based Intelligence: Principles and Applications

Author: Patrick Biltgen,Stephen Ryan

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608078779

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 484

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This new resource presents the principles and applications in the emerging discipline of Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI). This book will define, clarify, and demystify the tradecraft of ABI by providing concise definitions, clear examples, and thoughtful discussion. Concepts, methods, technologies, and applications of ABI have been developed by and for the intelligence community and in this book you will gain an understanding of ABI principles and be able to apply them to activity based intelligence analysis. The book is intended for intelligence professionals, researchers, intelligence studies, policy makers, government staffers, and industry representatives. This book will help practicing professionals understand ABI and how it can be applied to real-world problems.
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Data Fusion Support to Activity-Based Intelligence

Author: Richard T. Antony

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608078469

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

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This new resource provides a coherent, intuitive, and theoretical foundation for the fusion and exploitation of traditional sensor data as well as text-based information. In addition to presenting a detailed discussion of base-level data fusion requirements, a variety of higher level exploitation algorithms are presented that perform fully automated relationship discovery, rank interest level of entities, and support context-sensitive behavior understanding (both static and dynamic context). This book identifies eight canonical fusion forms as well as twenty foundational fusion services to enable formal mapping between models and services. Normalization and representation processes for (hard) sensor data and (soft) semantic data are described as well as methods for combining hard and soft data. Included is a prototype fusion system developed to implement virtually all the presented applications in order to demonstrate the robustness and utility of the design principles presented in this resource. The prototype system presented supports a variety of user workflows and all the applications are fully integrated. There is extensive fusion system output for unclassified scenarios to permit the reader to fully understand all presented design principles. This book also presents context-sensitive fuzzy semantic spatial and temporal reasoning.
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Information Warfare and Electronic Warfare Systems

Author: Richard A. Poisel

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608077055

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 436

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Information warfare is emerging as the new war fighting paradigm of the U.S. and many of its allies. This book is the first in the field to address communication electronic warfare (EW) systems in the context of information warfare. Authored by a recognized leading authority, the book includes a unique formulation of EW system performance and presents results of system simulations that have not appeared previously in any related literature. Essential reading for EW engineers and researchers working in defense, aerospace, and military capacities, the book explores the properties of information, the properties of information communication means, information theory, EW system architectures, and two operational simulations, one in Northeast Asia and the other in urban terrain.
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Priorities for GEOINT Research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Mapping Science Committee,Committee on Basic and Applied Research Priorities in Geospatial Science for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309180375

Category: Political Science

Page: 114

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) to support national security, both as a national intelligence and a combat support agency. In the post-9/11 world, the need for faster and more accurate geospatial intelligence is increasing. GEOINT uses imagery and geospatial data and information to provide knowledge for planning, decisions, and action. For example, data from satellites, pilotless aircraft and ground sensors are integrated with maps and other intelligence data to provide location information on a potential target. This report defines 12 hard problems in geospatial science that NGA must resolve in order to evolve their capabilities to meet future needs. Many of the hard research problems are related to integration of data collected from an ever-growing variety of sensors and non-spatial data sources, and analysis of spatial data collected during a sequence of time (spatio-temporal data). The report also suggests promising approaches in geospatial science and related disciplines for meeting these challenges. The results of this study are intended to help NGA prioritize geospatial science research directions.
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Information Operations

Warfare and the Hard Reality of Soft Power

Author: Joint Forces Staff College (U.S.)

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597973556

Category: History

Page: 296

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The modern means of communication have turned the world into an information fishbowl and, in terms of foreign policy and national security in post-Cold War power politics, helped transform international power politics. Information operations (IO), in which time zones are as important as national boundaries, is the use of modern technology to deliver critical information and influential content in an effort to shape perceptions, manage opinions, and control behavior. Contemporary IO differs from traditional psychological operations practiced by nation-states, because the availability of low-cost high technology permits nongovernmental organizations and rogue elements, such as terrorist groups, to deliver influential content of their own as well as facilitates damaging cyber-attacks ("hactivism") on computer networks and infrastructure. As current vice president Dick Cheney once said, such technology has turned third-class powers into first-class threats. Conceived as a textbook by instructors at the Joint Command, Control, and Information Warfare School of the U.S. Joint Forces Staff College and involving IO experts from several countries, this book fills an important gap in the literature by analyzing under one cover the military, technological, and psychological aspects of information operations. The general reader will appreciate the examples taken from recent history that reflect the impact of IO on U.S. foreign policy, military operations, and government organization.
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Introduction to Electronic Defense Systems

Author: Filippo Neri

Publisher: SciTech Publishing

ISBN: 1891121499

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 622

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A comprehensive and accessible introduction to electronic warfare and defense systems. Description of electronic defense systems and weapons systems. Explains vulnerable parts of radar and the limitations of weapons systems. Details effectiveness of defense systems.
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Communications, Radar and Electronic Warfare

Author: Adrian Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470977140

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 398

View: 2500

A practical guide to the principles of radio communications for both civilian and military applications In this book, the author covers both the civilian and military uses of technology, focusing particularly on the applications of radio propagation and prediction. Divided into two parts, the author introduces the basic theory of radio prediction before providing a step-by-step explanation of how this theory can be translated into real-life applications. In addition, the book presents up-to-date systems and methods to illustrate how these applications work in practice. This includes systems working in the HF bands and SHF. Furthermore, the author examines the performance of these systems, and also the effects of noise, interference and deliberate jamming, as well as the performance of jamming, detection and intercept systems. Particular attention is paid to the problems caused by Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIEDs). Key Features: A practical handbook on the topic of radio communications and propagation Written by an expert in both the civilian and military applications of the technology Focuses on methods such as radio and radar jamming, and radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs) Contains problems and solutions to clarify key topics
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Data Mining and Predictive Analysis

Intelligence Gathering and Crime Analysis

Author: Colleen McCue

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128004088

Category: Computers

Page: 422

View: 1978

Data Mining and Predictive Analysis: Intelligence Gathering and Crime Analysis, 2nd Edition, describes clearly and simply how crime clusters and other intelligence can be used to deploy security resources most effectively. Rather than being reactive, security agencies can anticipate and prevent crime through the appropriate application of data mining and the use of standard computer programs. Data Mining and Predictive Analysis offers a clear, practical starting point for professionals who need to use data mining in homeland security, security analysis, and operational law enforcement settings. This revised text highlights new and emerging technology, discusses the importance of analytic context for ensuring successful implementation of advanced analytics in the operational setting, and covers new analytic service delivery models that increase ease of use and access to high-end technology and analytic capabilities. The use of predictive analytics in intelligence and security analysis enables the development of meaningful, information based tactics, strategy, and policy decisions in the operational public safety and security environment. Discusses new and emerging technologies and techniques, including up-to-date information on predictive policing, a key capability in law enforcement and security Demonstrates the importance of analytic context beyond software Covers new models for effective delivery of advanced analytics to the operational environment, which have increased access to even the most powerful capabilities Includes terminology, concepts, practical application of these concepts, and examples to highlight specific techniques and approaches in crime and intelligence analysis
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Antenna Systems and Electronic Warfare Applications

Author: Richard Poisel

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608074846

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1036

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Antennas systems play a critical role in modern electronic warfare communications and radar. Today's EW engineers need to have a solid understanding of the design principles of this technology and how antenna systems are used in the field. This comprehensive book serves as a one-stop resource for practical EW antenna system know-how. Supported with over 700 illustrations and nearly 1,700 equations, this authoritative reference offers professionals detailed explanations of all the important foundations and aspects of this technology. Moreover, engineers get an in-depth treatment of a wide range of antenna system applications. The book presents the key characteristics of each type of antenna, including dipoles, monopoles, loops, arrays, horns, and patches. Practitioners also find valuable discussions on the limitations of antennas system performance in EW applications.
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Foundations of Communications Electronic Warfare

Author: Richard Poisel

Publisher: Artech House Publishers

ISBN: 9781596933910

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 444

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This practical resource provides you with a solid understanding of the essential engineering and mathematical fundamentals associated with communications electronic warfare (EW) systems. From an introduction to jamming and the properties of signals and systems, to channel coding and pulsed jamming, you get comprehensive coverage of the basics of EW systems, and find details on critical design factors.
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Propaganda and Information Warfare in the Twenty-First Century

Altered Images and Deception Operations

Author: Scot Macdonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135983518

Category: History

Page: 224

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This is the first book to analyze how the technology to alter images and rapidly distribute them can be used for propaganda and to support deception operations. In the past, propagandists and those seeking to conduct deception operations used crude methods to alter images of real people, events and objects, which could usually be detected relatively easily. Today, however, computers allow propagandists to create any imaginable image, still or moving, with appropriate accompanying audio. Furthermore, it is becoming extremely difficult to detect that an image has been manipulated, and the Internet, television and global media make it possible to disseminate altered images around the world almost instantaneously. Given that the United States is the sole superpower, few, if any, adversaries will attempt to fight the US military conventionally on the battlefield. Therefore, adversaries will use propaganda and deception, especially altered images, in an attempt to level the battlefield or to win a war against the United States without even having to fight militarily. Propaganda and Information Warfare in the 21st Century will be of great interest to students of information war, propaganda, public diplomacy and security studies in general.
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EW 104: Electronic Warfare Against a New Generation of Threats

Author: David L. Adamy

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608078701

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 466

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The fourth book in the bestselling Artech House EW 100 series is dedicated to reviewing legacy threats and discussing new threats which have arisen since Y2K in communications, radar, and IR threats. Like its predecessors, EW 104 presents a series of highly informative and easy-to-comprehend tutorials, along with insightful introductory and connective material that helps you understand how each aspect fits together. This reference starts with a review of the generalities of legacy threats, from the technical point of view, with a focus on what makes the new threats more challenging. Readers are provided with details of threats in three major areas -Communications, Radars, and IR Threats.
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Modern Communications Jamming Principles and Techniques

Author: Richard Poisel

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608071669

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 895

View: 334

This edition features a wealth of new material on urban warfare, including a computer simulation of EW architecture alternatives for land-based forces based on urban constraints. It also includes an expanded section on time-hopped spread spectrum communications, more details on modern communication system technologies such as CDMA and OFDM, and an in-depth discussion on sources of urban noise. This practical resource is focused on showing the reader how to design and build jammers specifically targeted at spread spectrum, anti-jam communications. Moreover, it gives assistance in evaluating the expected performance of jamming systems against modern communications systems, and discover the best waveform to use to counter communication systems designed to be effective in jamming environments. While mathematical derivations in general are avoided, the book presents error rate performance equations for most modern digital anti-jam communication systems
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Electronic Warfare Receivers and Receiving Systems

Author: Richard A. Poisel

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608078418

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 832

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Receivers systems are considered the core of electronic warfare (EW) intercept systems. Without them, the fundamental purpose of such systems is null and void. This book considers the major elements that make up receiver systems and the receivers that go in them. This resource provides system design engineers with techniques for design and development of EW receivers for modern modulations (spread spectrum) in addition to receivers for older, common modulation formats. Each major module in these receivers is considered in detail. Design information is included as well as performance tradeoffs of various components. Major factors that influence the functioning of the modules are identified and discussed. Key performance parameters are identified as well, and approaches to achieving design goals are considered.
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Ew 103

Tactical Battlefield Communications Electronic Warfare

Author: David L. Adamy

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1596933887

Category: Communications, Military

Page: 330

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The third book in the bestselling Artech House EW 100 series is dedicated entirely to the practical aspects of electronic warfare against enemy communication. From communications math (mainly simple dB formulas), receiving systems, and signals, to communications emitter location, interecept, and jamming, this comprehensive volume covers all the key topics in the field.
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Successful Proposal Strategies for Small Businesses: : Using Knowledge Management to Win Government, Private-Sector, and International Contracts, Sixth Edition

Author: Robert S. Frey

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608074749

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

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Here's your one-stop-shop for winning new business! the new, Sixth Edition of this perennial bestseller updates and expands all previous editions, making this volume the most exhaustive and definitive proposal strategy resource. Directly applicable for businesses of all sizes, Successful Proposal Strategies provides extensive and important context, field-proven approaches, and in-depth techniques for business success with the Federal Government, the largest buyer of services and products in the world. This popular book and its companion CD-ROM are highly accessible, self-contained desktop references developed to be informative, highly practical, and easy to use. Small companies with a viable service or product learn how to gain and keep a customer's attention, even when working with only a few employees. Offering a greatly expanded linkage of proposals to technical processes and directions, the Sixth Edition includes a wealth of new material, adding important chapters on cost building and price volume, the criticality of business culture and investments in proposal success, the proposal solution development process, and developing key conceptual graphics. CD-ROM Included! Features useful proposal templates in Adobe Acrobat, platform-independent format; HTML pointers to Small Business Web Sites; a comprehensive, fully searchable listing Proposal and Contract Acronyms; and a sample architecture for a knowledge base or proposal library.
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Understanding Smart Sensors

Author: Randy Frank

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608075079

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 367

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Now in its third edition, Understanding Smart Sensors is the most complete, up-to-date, and authoritative summary of the latest applications and developments impacting smart sensors in a single volume. This thoroughly expanded and revised edition of an Artech bestseller contains a wealth of new material, including critical coverage of sensor fusion and energy harvesting, the latest details on wireless technology, and greater emphasis on applications through the book. Utilizing the latest in smart sensor, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microelectronic research and development, Engineers get the technical and practical information they need keep their designs and products on the cutting edge. Providing an extensive variety of information for both technical and non-technical professionals, this easy-to-understand, time-saving book covers current and emergent technologies, as well as their practical implementation. This comprehensive resource also includes an extensive list of smart sensor acronyms and a glossary of key terms.
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Redefining Information Warfare Boundaries for an Army in a Wireless World

Author: Isaac Porche,Christopher Paul,Michael York,Chad C. Serena,Jerry M. Sollinger

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833078860

Category: Computers

Page: 176

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"In the U.S. Army as elsewhere, transmission of digitized packets on Internet-protocol and space-based networks is rapidly supplanting the use of old technology (e.g., dedicated analog channels) when it comes to information sharing and media broadcasting. As the Army moves forward with these changes, it will be important to identify the implications and potential boundaries of cyberspace operations. An examination of network operations, information operations, and the more focused areas of electronic warfare, signals intelligence, electromagnetic spectrum operations, public affairs, and psychological operations in the U.S. military found significant overlap that could inform the development of future Army doctrine in these areas. In clarifying the prevailing boundaries between these areas of interest, it is possible to predict the progression of these boundaries in the near future. The investigation also entailed developing new definitions that better capture this overlap for such concepts as information warfare. This is important because the Army is now studying ways to apply its cyber power and is reconsidering doctrinally defined areas that are integral to operations in cyberspace. It will also be critical for the Army to approach information operations with a plan to organize and, if possible, consolidate its operations in two realms: the psychological, which is focused on message content and people, and the technological, which is focused on content delivery and machines."--Page 4 of cover.
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Introduction to Modern EW Systems

Author: Andrea De Martino

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 160807207X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 417

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Master the latest electronic warfare (EW) techniques and technologies related to on-board military platforms with this authoritative resource. You gain expert design guidance on technologies and equipment used to detect and identify emitter threats, giving you an advantage in the never-ending chess game between sensor guided weapons and EW systems. This unique book offers you deeper insight into EW systems principles of operation and their mathematical descriptions, arming you with better knowledge for your specific design applications. Moreover, you get practical information on how to counter modern communications data links which provide connectivity and command flow among the armed forces in the battlefield. Taking a sufficiently broad perspective, this comprehensive volume offers you a panoramic view of the various physical domains ? RF, Infrared, and electronics ? that are present in modern electronic warfare systems. This in-depth book is supported with over 280 illustrations and more than 560 equations.
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OFDMA System Analysis and Design

Author: Samuel C. Yang

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608070778

Category: Computers

Page: 318

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HereOCOs a unique resource that provides you with an up-to-date understanding of how to plan, analyze, and design next-generation broadband wireless networks. This comprehensive book includes all the necessary background information needed to fully understand the material and places emphasis on practical engineering know-how that can be readily applied to designing OFDM-based systems. You find detailed discussions on everything from the physical and media access control layers, to QoS and security functions.Rather than just offering simple explanations of standards, this invaluable book takes a close look at live, real-world systems, explaining how the technical features work and why they were adopted. Moreover, the author includes his own design frameworks and rules that have been developed through his own extensive research and experience. This comprehensive reference is supported with over 170 illustrations and more than 250 equations."
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