Accession Number:

ADA595397

Title:

Application of the Augmented Operator Function Model for Developing Cognitive Metrics in Persistent Surveillance

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 18 Jul 2012-29 Mar 2013

Corporate Author:

RADIANCE TECHNOLOGIES INC HUNTSVILLE AL

Report Date:

2013-09-26

Pagination or Media Count:

241.0

Abstract:

Difficulties with the implementation of persistent Wide Area Motion Imagery WAMI sensors to support real-time military missions have risen within Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance organization. In this study, cognitive models were developed of real-time missions currently supported by narrow field of view Full Motion Video FMV and WAMI sensors. These models were used in conjunction with a cognitive task analysis, creating an augmented operator function model OFM-COG. This thesis describes the OFM-COG and demonstrates how this model-based analysis technique can document the cognitive implications of persistent surveillance with motion imagery. The analytic procedures required to build this model result in a methodology for the definition of an information display system specific for intelligence analysis tasks. Specifically, the models developed examine the cognitive demands of an Imagery Analyst IA during a real-time mission, with WAMI andor FMV. From this, a set of cognitive metrics for analyst performance were identified for the real-time military missions in persistent surveillance.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE