Ground Resolution Requirements for Object Identification

Ground Resolution Requirements for Object Identification
(in meters)

Table 5 from Counterspace Operations for Information Dominance by James G. Lee, Oct 1994, AU Press
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				(c)	(d)	(e)	(f)       .
 (a)                  (b)    General  Precise  Desc-  Technical.
Target              Detection   ID      ID    ription  Analysis.

Bridges			6	4.5	1.5	1	0.3    .

Communications						       .
  Radar			3	1	0.3	0.15	0.015  .
  Radio			3	1.5	0.3	0.15	0.015  .

Supply Dumps		1.5	0.6	0.3	0.03	0.03   .

Troop Units		6	2	1.2	0.3	0.15   .
  in Bivouac or on Road					       . 

Airfield facilities	6	4.5	3	0.3	0.15   .

Rockets/Artillery	1	0.6	0.15	0.05	0.045  .

Aircraft		4.5	1.5	1	0.15	0.045  .

C2 Headquarters		3	1.5	1	0.15	0.09   .

SSM/SAM Sites		3	1.5	0.6	0.3	0.045  .

Surface Ships		7.5	4.5	0.6	0.3	0.045  .

Nuclear Weapons						       .
  Components		2.5	1.5	0.3	0.03	0.015  .

Vehicles		1.5	0.6	0.3	0.06	0.045  .

Land Mines		9	6	1	0.03	0.09   .

Ports and Harbors      30      15	6	3	0.3    .

Coasts/Beaches	       30	4.5	3	1.5	0.15   .

Rail Yards & Shops     30      15	6	1.5	0.4    .

Roads			6-9	6	1.8	0.6	0.4    .

Urban Areas	       60      30	3	3	0.75   .

Terrain			       90	4.5	1.5	0.75   .

Surfaced Submarines    30	6	1.5	1	0.03   .