Multi-INT Analysis and Archive System™ (MAAS®)
Operationally Deployed Full Motion Video and Imagery Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination
The General Dynamics Multi-INT Analysis and Archive System (MAAS) provides imagery analysts with the capability to capture, exploit, disseminate and archive motion imagery, full motion video (FMV) and various multimedia data types. A fully DIB-enabled search capability allows analysts to query the entire library of captured motion imagery missions, either locally, or via a remote DIB portal.
The whole process starts with the MAAS Capture software. The system administrator quickly and easily captures and records incoming video. An imagery analyst reviews the live video feed and related metadata while a screener inserts clipmarks, or annotations, into the video feed bookmarking notable activities and events.
The MAAS Digital Video Analyzer (DVA) is the imagery analyst's primary tool to exploit, report, disseminate, manage and archive motion imagery. The DVA provides the analyst with the means to meticulously analyze and exploit motion and still imagery. During the analysis phase, the imagery analyst exploits the clipmarks created by the Screener. The DVA allows the analyst to create NITF files, storyboards, highlight videos and reports, annotate and organize JPEG images and publish the mission to a searchable HTML web site.
Maintaining situational awareness (SA) is critical for imagery analysts. MAAS integrates directly with a number of mapping and SA systems, allowing analysts to view the platform's sensor footprint using various backgrounds, such as raster map products or georegistered images. MAAS interfaces with a variety of SA tools, including GoogleEarth®, FalconViewTM, ESRI ArcMap ® and OpenMapTM. MAAS provides an interface to these tools throughout the MAAS suite of applications allowing them to support numerous functions.
The MAAS Area of Interest (AOI) Tool offers a robust collection of user-defined settings to create distinct AOIs. The AOI Tool monitors the metadata from incoming video streams searching for a match of the imagery analyst's AOI settings, immediately notifying the analyst when a hit occurs.
The combination of these tools and their fully integrated workflow features provides the analyst all they need to rapidly turn out critical intelligence products.
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