ARMY BEHAVOIR AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH LAB ARLINGTON VA
The SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS research program of the U. S. Army Behavioral Science Research Laboratory has as its objective the production of scientific data bearing on the extraction of information from surveillance displays and the efficient storage, retrieval, and transmission of this information within an advanced computerized image interpretation facility. The present technical research report summarizes in integrated fashion the major problem areas, the rationale of BESRLs approach to their solution, and the general course of research studies completed or in progress in the surveillance areas of manned systems experimentation. The research effort is conducted within the following Work Units 1 Interpreter Techniques--The determination of interpreter techniques in a surveillance facility 2 Image Interpretation Displays--Influence of displays on image interpreter performance 3 Intelligence Systems--Intelligence information processing systems 4 Image Systems--Information processing in advanced image interpretation systems. Studies of the Surveillance Systems research programs conducted by the Support Systems Research Division of BESRL have resulted in findings which are applicable in optimizing human component performance in existing systems and in providing systems developers with information useful in design specifications for future systems.