US Army Research Laboratory Joint Interagency Field Experimentation 15-2 Final Report

Report No. ARL-TR-7562
Authors: Elizabeth K Bowman; Randal J Zimmerman
Date/Pages: December 2015; 24 pages
Abstract: The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Data to Decisions team participated in the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)–sponsored Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) 15–2, 9–13 February 2015, at Alameda Island, California. Advanced text analytics capabilities were demonstrated in a logically coherent workflow pipeline that supported the military observe, orient, decide, and act loop and allowed cross-cueing of a wide-area motion imagery sensor. The aggregated findings of these text processing capabilities allowed the targeted use of a persistent imagery sensor for rapid detection of mission-critical events. The creation of a very large text database from open source data provides a relevant and unclassified foundation for continued development of text-processing capabilities. The ground truth features of the data set provide a valuable contribution to the test and evaluation of emerging technologies. This demonstration established near-term advanced capabilities for machine processing and text-imagery cueing. The NPS JIFX demonstration venue was shown to be valuable for emerging technologies at midrange technology readiness levels. The access to Combatant Command science and technology officers supports communication between scientists and military advisors, which serves to enhance the military relevance of new capabilities developed by university and industry technologists not familiar with military tactics, techniques, and procedures.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: December 1, 2015