Today's military intelligence analysts are faced with the monumental and escalating task of handling massive volumes of complex data from multiple intelligence (multi‐INT) sources and types. All of this data must be evaluated, correlated and ultimately used to support a commander's time-critical decisions and actions.
To enhance analysts’ ability to more effectively and efficiently process information, DARPA’s Insight program seeks to develop an adaptable, integrated human-machine Exploitation and Resource Management (E&RM) System—the next-generation intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) system. Through the development of semi- and fully automated technologies, the Insight E&RM System aims to provide the following real-time or near-real-time capabilities in direct support of tactical users on the battlefield:
Insight’s E&RM System is comprised of four main components:
For developmental purposes, the Insight E&RM System is supported by several test beds, including a:
Insight’s vision for the E&RM System is to:
The Insight program executed a field test in February 2012 which demonstrated end-to-end system functionality and the capability of the E&RM System to perform sequence-neutral (i.e., out-of-order) fusion of data from multi-INT sources, as well as graph-based multi-INT fusion. The field test also produced a unique, multi-modality, high-fidelity truthed data set which is available to ISR researchers across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. This data set, combined with the foundational data set collected in the Fall of 2010, provides an unparalleled 135-terabyte resource to more than 240 users across government, industry and academia.
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