U.S. Air Force personnel needed a means for quickly locating and accessing critical imagery, both on the battlefield and off. ITT Corporation of White Plains, N.Y., as part of a U.S. Air Force-sponsored program, has developed and delivered an image management and dissemination solution that delivers high-resolution imagery to Air Force combat forces at high speeds over low bandwidth.
Adhering to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) NITF/JPEG2000 imagery standards, the system receives imagery from various intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sources. The new system uses advanced geospatial imagery library enterprise (AGILE) technology developed by ITT to disseminate imagery to tactical decision makers in near real time at low bandwidths, even below 10 kilobytes per second.
ITT’s Image Access Solutions (IAS) commercial software product at the heart of the system provides data conversion, compression, and dynamic image access. IAS software enables Air Force personnel to send, view, and integrate imagery with geospatial data for time-sensitive surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
ITT Corp. management anticipates the integration of ITT technology into the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground Station Integrated Backbone and Global Command and Control System architectures.
More information about ITT Corp. is available online at www.itt.com.