Off-Road Trafficability for Military Operations Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis

Research Article- DOI: 10.23953/cloud.ijarsg.489

  • M. Nazish Khan Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, Aligarh Muslim University, India
  • M. Kashif Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, Aligarh Muslim University, India
  • A. Shah Digital Terrain Research Laboratory, Defense Research & Development Organization, India

Abstract

This study has been carried out in the Pathankot region, having strategic importance in terms of military operations. It explores the ability of remote sensing and GIS in assessing off-road trafficability which is integral part of terrain intelligence. Number of thematic layers has been prepared using Sentinal -2 satellite images and PALSAR Digital Elevation Model (DEM) viz. LULC, Slope, Topographic Wetness Index (TWI), Terrain Roughness Index (TRI) and ground conditions to assess the potential of off-road trafficability in the study area for military operations. Results clearly depict that most of the region is suitable for off-road movement. However, north western part is showing less suitability.


 


Keywords PALSAR; Multi-criteria Decision Analysis; AHP; Trafficability


DOI: https://doi.org/10.23953/cloud.ijarsg.489


 

Published
2021-03-16
How to Cite
KHAN, M. Nazish; KASHIF, M.; SHAH, A.. Off-Road Trafficability for Military Operations Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 1, p. pp. 3425-3437, mar. 2021. ISSN 2320-0243. Available at: <https://www.cloudpublications.org/journals/index.php/RemoteSensing/article/view/517>. Date accessed: 14 may 2021.
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Research Articles