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MOVING TARGET INDICATOR (MTI) FORMAT STANDARDS COMPLIANCE AND INTEROPERABILITY TEST PROGRAM
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Updated: 4/28/2015 12:46:00 PM

Welcome to the Joint Interoperability Test Command's (JITC) Moving Target Indicator (MTI) Format Standards Compliance and Interoperability Test Program. We are located in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.


BACKGROUND

To meet the needs of the Warfighter, Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) standards are essential in achieving interoperability of imagery capabilities across the National Systems for GEOINT (NSG) Enterprise ranging from sensor systems, to ground stations, to enhancement applications, to exploitation workstations. These standards have become ever more critical as imagery capabilities have become prolific across the battlefield, from water to ground, air to space, with exponential increases in diversity, complexity, and data production. As data production has surpassed the capacity of trained analysts, the need to enhance data sharing (e.g. accessibility, visibility, understandability, trustworthiness, interoperability, responsiveness) to allow analysts across the Enterprise to manage and exploit this volume makes metadata standardization necessary.

Amongst the GEOINT standards are the standards governing MTI capabilities. These standards are implemented by the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Coalition Partners, and commercial programs. The NATO Standardization Agency promulgates and codifies for ratification the Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4607 format and engineering guidance.


HISTORY

In 2007, Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) developed the STANAG 4607 test criteria for inclusion into AEDP-7. In 2008, STANAG Custodian Support Team nominated JITC as the test validation agency for STANAG 4607 for the US and for the NATO Nations. In March 2010, JITC released the first signed test plan and is maintained every year in accordance with the STANAG updates.


MISSION

Our mission is to promote the successful development of US and ally capabilities through JITC’s test and evaluation expertise, processes, and tools to meet program and community based requirements. The ultimate objective is to provision the Warfighter and NSG community members with timely, relevant, and accurate still imagery capabilities.


SCOPE

Here we provide test customers with requirements analyses, design validation, compliance assessments, compliance tests, and issuance of compliance registration certificates; and support the GWG Focus Groups and NSG community with subject matter expertise on standards development, validation, interpretation, and implementation. Refer to “Services” menu for further detail.