Imagery Intelligence

  • A satellite image of haze of eastern China

    Journal Article

    Geolocating Growth of Suspect "Boarding" Facilities in Xinjiang China

    GEOINT analysis shows steady construction progress in both 2017 and 2019 of suspect facilities in southern Xinjiang.

    Jul 14, 2020

  • Western China, viewed from space

    Journal Article

    Geolocating Explosive Growth in Preschools in Western China Due to 'Re-Education' Policies

    Twenty facilities that imagery analysis, press and professional journals suggest house Uighur children have been identified in this first study of geolocating China's detention infrastructure targeting Uighurs and other Muslim minority groups.

    May 1, 2020

  • Mert Davies' briefcase in the 1960s

    Blog

    Mert Davies: All-Star Pioneer of the Cosmos

    Merton Davies spent his early years using satellite imagery to spy on terrestrial targets. His work led to the first successful reconnaissance satellite, Corona. Later, he used deep-space photographs to map the planets in our solar system.

    Jan 5, 2018

  • An MQ-8B Fire Scout in flight

    Report

    Motion Imagery Processing and Exploitation (MIPE)

    Motion Imagery Processing and Exploitation (MIPE) systems aid analysts in the detection, identification, and tracking of objects of interest and activities of interest in live and archival video. This report defines and investigates the potential of MIPE systems, which can enable military intelligence analysts to respond to the current information deluge and exploit a wide range of motion imagery collections.

    Dec 4, 2013

  • Report

    Report

    The Future of Air Force Motion Imagery Exploitation: Lessons from the Commercial World

    Commercial television production practices inspire an approach to managing exploitation of the Air Force's rapidly growing motion imagery collections.

    Mar 6, 2012

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Why We Didn't Get the Picture

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Feb 1, 2004

  • Brochure

    Brochure

    Mert Davies: A RAND Pioneer in Earth Reconnaissance and Planetary Mapping from Spacecraft

    Merton Edward Davies (1917-2001) was a major contributor to U.S. space efforts from when he first became affiliated with the RAND Corporation in 1947 until his death in 2001, at which time he still maintained his office at RAND.

    Dec 31, 2003

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Intelligence in the Information Age; Spy Data For Sale

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Apr 8, 2001

  • Report

    Report

    Using Intelligence Data for Environmental Needs: Balancing National Interests

    In the post-cold-war era, there is a growing awareness that intelligence data such as imagery could contribute to environmental programs, management of natural resources, and even disaster relief.

    Jan 1, 1997

  • Content

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    Bart E. Bennett

    Senior Operations Researcher and Professor of Operation Research, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. and M.S.E. in mathematical sciences, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in mathematics/computer science, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Edmund J. Burke

    Senior International Defense Researcher
    Education B.A. in government, Georgetown University

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    Eric Landree

    Associate Director, Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center, National Security Research Division; Senior Engineer; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, Northwestern University; B.S. in physics, Allegheny College

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    Katherine Pfrommer

    Quantitative Analyst
    Education M.S. in public policy/admin/analysis, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in economics, Allegheny College