Accession Number : AD0845676

Title :   Real Time Viewing Interpreter Training.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3 Apr 67-3 Apr 68,

Corporate Author : HRB-SINGER INC ROME NY

Personal Author(s) : Pilette, Sterling S. ; Foard, Frederick C. ; Beagle, Howard T.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : The experiments undertaken in this study were aimed at determining (1) the effect a mission briefing, oriented toward either completeness or accuracy, has on mission performance, (2) if courses teaching static interpretation are adequate for training personnel who will be doing real-time interpretation, (3) the most effective types of training for real-time interpretation tasks, (4) the effect previous experience and training has on the ability to acquire new interpretation skills, and, (5) whether individual effort or team effort is most productive in a real-time environment. The results, in order of the experiments listed above, were as follows: (1) interpreters will modify their target reporting out-put in a positive fashion for accuracy briefings and in a negative fashion for completeness briefings, (2) real-time interpreters have numerous deficiencies when not given comprehensive real-time training, (3) training can improve interpreter performance and the least effective training method is the lecture/discussion continuous display type, (4) some previously learned radar scope interpretation habits of navigators are detrimental to their initial learning of real-time interpretation skills, and (5) individual interpreters may not be as successful as teams of interpreters in performing real-time interpretation duties.

Descriptors :   (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TARGET RECOGNITION), (*AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, REAL TIME), (*OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), TARGET RECOGNITION), MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, COLLECTING METHODS, TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE, TRAINING DEVICES, SIMULATORS, INSTRUMENTATION, TRAINING FILMS, IDENTIFICATION, DETECTION, PHOTOINTERPRETATION, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS), PROBABILITY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), AIR FORCE TRAINING, SURFACE TARGETS, PHOTOINTERPRETERS, RADAR OPERATORS, VISUAL PERCEPTION.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE