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- Aerospace surveillance : The broad problem, with civilian, research, and military specializations, of detecting, identifying, and possibly tracking objects above the ground, in a range of altitudes appropriate to the need
- Air traffic control : Add brief definition or description
- Integrated air defense system : An air defense that combines radar, anti-aircraft artillery, surface-to-air missiles, and fighter aircraft, presenting multiple layers of defense under systematic command and control
- Space surveillance : For military and research purposes, the technology of detecting, identifying and tracking objects above the Earth's atmosphere, principally at distances associated with satellite orbits although extended to ballistic missile defense and such early concepts as detecting large objects representing impact hazards
- Extraterrestrial intelligence : Intelligent life that did not originate on the planet Earth
- Mutual UFO Network : A nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969 and operated by volunteers, with a mission of "resolving the scientific enigma known collectively as unidentified flying objects (UFOs)"
- John E. Mack : Psychiatrist and former psychiatry professor at Harvard University; winner of the Pulitzer Prize in biography; researcher in unidentified flying objects and alien abduction
- Mark Rodeghier : Head of the Center for UFO Research, with graduate training as a sociologist; his dissertation examined attitudes toward research on extraterrestrial intelligence
- Jacques Vallée : French-born astronomer and ufologist now working in the US
- Peter Sturrock : Emeritus professor of physics at Stanford University, heading a solar physics research group; past president of the Society of Scientific Exploration and headed a 1997 study on physical evidence from unidentified flying objects
- : A 1938 radio drama purporting to document an alien invasion. The ensuing controversy propelled narrator Orson Welles to fame.
- Transpersonal psychology : A "fourth force" in psychology, adding spiritual and ethnocentric aspects to humanistic psychology; addresses out-of-body experiences, nonordinary reality, apparitions, shamanism, etc.
- Cognitive psychology : The branch of cognitive science that deals with human mental processes involved in thinking, feeling and behaving.
Tracking and identifying
- Radar : (acronym for "radio detection and ranging") A technique used for detecting and tracking targets, navigation, imagery, and special applications.
- Electro-optical tracking : The use of electronics, possibly in combination with mechanical positioning systems, to aim an optical system at a source of infrared, visible, or ultraviolet light, and follow it for purposes of observation or weapons guidance
- Photography : Art and science of capturing an image on a light sensitive material.
- Spectrometry : Spectroscopy is the study of interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter in those cases where the interaction causes transitions between the allowed states of matter. Spectrometry is the quantitative measurement of spectroscopic signal amplitudes. Light scattering also involves interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter, however, in light scattering the energy of the electromagnetic field is NOT absorbed by matter (it is scattered).
- Electro-optical MASINT : A subdiscipline of measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT), which has similarities to but complements imagery intelligence (IMINT); it does not form images, but validates them and produces information on phenomena that emit, absorb, or reflect electromagnetic energy in the infrared, visible light, or ultraviolet spectra, where the value is knowledge of the type of energy detected