Accession Number:

ADA626837

Title:

Topological Entropy Measure of Artificial Grammar Complexity for Use in Designing Experiments on Human Performance in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Tasks

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 2013-2 Apr 2015

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING (711TH)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

In order to assist Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance ISR analysts engaged in perception and detection tasks, it is necessary to understand how perception and detection depend on the complexity of a scene and the salience and probability of exogenous events confronting the perceiver. Determining the functional dependence of detection performance on scene complexity and frequency or rarity of scene-element occurrence requires a method for manipulating scenarios of differing complexity and the subsequent information stream available to an analyst, a useful index of scene event complexity, or at least, the complexity of the activity and information available in a scene and a method for determining the frequency or rarity of dynamic scene content.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE