Accession Number : AD0286052

Title :   TECHNIQUES FOR OPTIMIZING IMAGE INTERPRETER PERFORMANCE

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : SADACCA,ROBERT

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : utput of an aerial reconnaissance system can be evaluated in terms of the timeliness, relevancy, completeness, and accuracy of intelligence information produced. However, examination of identifications made by image interpreters studying real imagery revealed that these criteria are not necessarily congruent. Optimizing performance from the standpoint of one criterion resulted in decrements in another criterion. Several studies designed t develop approaches for optimizing interpreter performance under all four criteria are described. These approaches focussed on variations in (1) degree of confidence interpreters express in their identifications, (2) viewing time periods, (3) repeated exposures t imagery, and 94) team procedures. In all studies, the experimental variation in technique resulted in the hypothesized increments in performance. Examples: By accepting only identifications of which interpreters were highly confident, percent accuracy of tactical identifications was more than doubled; in one team work procedure, the amount of correct information produced was almost double that produced by interpreters working alone. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, *PHOTO INTERPRETATION, *SYMPOSIA, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, EFFECTIVENESS, ERRORS, JOB ANALYSIS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, PHOTOGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE, PSYCHOLOGY, TRAINING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE