From 1991-2003, U.S. intelligence agencies used Lockheed's Image Data Exploitation (IDEX) II system to analyze digital imagery returned from photoreconnaissance satellites and aircraft. Prior to the introduction of IDEX I in 1981, all imagery from these sources was produced in film format and analyzed on light tables. The IDEX systems permitted the enhancement of imagery to achieve more complete and precise analyses. They also made the storage, retrieval, and dissemination of imagery much easier and quicker. A color monitor is on the left, and a high-resolution black and white monitor is on the right. The goggles enabled the imagery analyst to view images stereoscopically.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency transferred this to NASM in 2005.
Transferred from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency