ISR Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination Laboratory
The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) Laboratory is a software integration facility in which researchers can develop and prototype information systems and software architectures that support decision makers. Staff working on systems for air, space, and cyber missions can create prototypes that apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to the automation of processes that transform raw data into usable information.
The laboratory supports the development, demonstration, and refinement of prototype systems that can process, analyze, and integrate data acquired from many types of sensors — radar, electro-optical, video, and RF — as well as from people, publications, and the Internet. Staff utilizing the lab have amassed mission-focused datasets that are used to develop all types of algorithms, such as ones that enable multisensor fusion, data mining, graph-based network detection, and entity tracking.
The facility is divided into multiple rooms for meetings, software-hardware integration activities, and software system prototyping at unclassified and classified levels. The lab includes a secure area in which researchers can develop prototype software that can interface with the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet).