The Addition of Enhanced Capabilities to NATO GMTIF STANAG 4607 to Support RADARSAT-2 GMTI Data


  1. Beaulne, P.D.
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Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
This Technical Memo describes the background, aims, and methodology for adding new capabilities, in the form of new extensions, to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ground Moving Target Indication Format (GMTIF), known by NATO as Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4607. These changes are required to accommodate new sensors, processing techniques, and sensor modes of operation, such as will be available from the Synthetic Aperture Radar – Ground Moving Indication (SAR-GMTI) mode onboard RADARSAT-2. Further additions are also made to provide a level of redundancy and flexibility. The RADARSAT-2 GMTI group at DRDC Ottawa was instrumental in identifying and developing these changes and having them incorporated into the GMTIF in time to support RADARSAT-2. The resulting changes, contained in Annex B, are preliminary and were needed to support data from the GMTI mode onboard RADARSAT-2. Dissemination of GMTI products is an important component of the Department of National Defence’s (DND) RADARSAT-2 GMTI Technology Demonstration Project (TDP), which aims to demonstrate the utility of spaceborne GMTI measurements. RADARSAT-2 will be the first spaceborne SAR-GMTI platform to implement STANAG 4607. These advanced segment extensions will greatly enhance the dissemination capacity of GMTI data between various sensors and users. They will continue to evolve to further increase the utility and ease of use of GMTIF data to exploitation systems.

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DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2007-341 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2007
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