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Multi-Source Integration (MSI) Technique

Complete re-evaluation of existing information

This research employed an MSI approach to re-constructing relevant facts concerning the last leg of the World Flight attempt. With MSI, facts and other data are evaluated in a manner similar to Linear Programming, except that most relationships among parameters are not strictly numerically defined, but rather, qualitatively related. Many of the links between data elements must be created, and created in ways that have not been done before.

MSI is a forensic and creative approach to a data fusion process, integrating information from multiple sources. MSI can sometimes corroborate a finding as fact, refute assertions made as fact, and provide boundary limits on the most likely conditions and conclusions.