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Multi-Spectral Imagery Materials Exploitation System (MIMES)


Primary Purpose Provide spectral imagery and geospatial product

support to the nation's nuclear deterrence and

strategic warfighting missions, as well as

regional CINC strategic and tactical operations

worldwide. First prototype of a military

multi-spectral imagery production system. It's a

state of the art digital image processing

system. Conceived and developed by the USAF

Strategic Air Command with assistance from the

Defense Support Program Office (DSPO). Provides

the capability to process and exploit

multi-spectral and panchromatic imagery to

support mission needs.

Sub-Functions Support to mission planning and execution in the

form of image maps, terrain categorized (TERCAT)

products, and perspective view products. Support

to Unified Commands, DoD, and national

assessments of designated missile forces in

support of strategic and tactical warning,

planning, targeting, and execution. Mapping,

charting, and geodesy support to the Single

Integrated Operational Plan.

Equipment Requirements (Hardware) Four Sun/ULTRA 60 workstations, four

Sun/ULTRA 2 workstations, , four Windows NT Dual

Chip Pentiums, two Apple Power PCs; (Software)

ERDAS Imagine, ERIPS, and ENVI.

Connectivity Requirements N/A

Crypto Requirements N/A

Normal Locations A DoD asset utilized by all Unified Commands.

Information Managed LANDSAT, SPOT, IRS, and IKONOS imagery.

Products Created Image-based products to support headquarters

planning activities, custom products, contingency

planning, and training programs. Analysis

Image, Image Graphic, Custom Format Graphic,

Change Image/Reference Image, Perspective View,

Mosaic Image, and Terrain Categorized Graphic are

standard products supported by MIMES. Products

may be provided in hardcopy, or on 8mm tapes and

CD-ROMs. Production times vary depending on

factors such as area size, scene availability,

process required, and priority of request.

Lead Service/Contractor USAF (US Strategic Command).

Current Fielding Status Operational since 1988.

Known Problems None.

DIICOE Compliance Rating Not rated.

Point of Contact USSTRATCOM J2613, Offutt AFB, DSN 271-7784, comm

(402) 294-7784/8950, FAX comm (402) 232-5126

Updated by Capt J. F. Moffatt, USMC, CCSC-01

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