(MASINT) measurement and signature intelligence definition

Definition of measurement and signature intelligence : noun

  1. Information produced by quantitative and qualitative analysis of physical attributes of targets and events to characterize, locate, and identify targets and events, and derived from specialized, technically derived measurements of physical phenomenon intrinsic to an object or event. (Source: DoD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.) Compare and contrast ELINT, HUMINT, IMINT, OSINT, and SIGINT.