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Talk:Imagery intelligence

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 Definition the practice of taking and interpreting visible and infrared light photographs and video, radar imagery, and other ways to form pictures of subjects of interest [d] [e]

Should imaging radar go here?

Traditional tracking radars properly belong in Radar MASINT, but should inverse synthetic aperture and/or synthetic aperture radar move here?Howard C. Berkowitz 12:39, 11 May 2008 (CDT)

Resolution and processing

While there is a discussion of theoretical optical resolution in the Wikipedia article, I've been hesitant to clone that, because it appears to deal with the subset of the problem that assumes a single-point image receiver instantaneously pointing to a spot on Earth. Even in some of the later film-based satellites, the film plane was not a point, but pivoted such that it maintained a longer spatial-temporal relationship with the target, rather like a synthetic aperture technique. I don't know how to compute this. Would anyone like to take this on? Howard C. Berkowitz 12:39, 11 May 2008 (CDT)