Accession Number:

AD0763908

Title:

Effect of Photo Degradation on Interpreter Performance

Descriptive Note:

Technical research note

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

When considered singly, scale, haze, and image motion had little effect on interpreter target detection performance. When two or more of these sources of degradation were present simultaneously, target detection performance deteriorated markedly. In general, the decrease in target detection accuracy obtained with increased photo degradation appears to be due more to erroneous classification of non-targets as targets than to the misclassification of targets as, non-targets. Target identification accuracy and completeness were significantly reduced by either unidimensional or multidimensional degrading conditions of the type used in this experiment. When photographic scale was small, the effect of other sources of degradation on interpreter performance was significantly greater than when photographic scale was large.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE