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Rapid Focus

New and improved sensors are providing large increases in the imagery that the Army Intelligence Analyst (IA) must process, exploit, disseminate and archives At the same time the number of IAs is decreasing. Aided Target Recognition (ATR) technology is being developed to overcome these problems by providing faster, more accurate target recognition. The Army Space Program Office [ASPO] Rapid Focus is an Aided Target Recognition tool optimized for use with U-2 radar imagery. Rapid Focus has the capability, depending on sensor resolution, to identify up to 20 target types.

Rapid Focus development was completed in September 1997 at the ETRAC support laboratory with fielding decisions into the Army slated for November 1997. Rapid Focus is at the Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) going through final system integration.

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Updated Saturday, June 21, 1997 11:14:49 AM