Accession Number : AD0873193

Title :   Airborne Operator Target Recognition Training Procedures. Volume I. Experimental Plan for Visual Reconnaissance Study.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AUTONETICS ANAHEIM CA

Personal Author(s) : Hansen, Oliver K. ; Wright, William E. ; Wood, Milton E.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : The results of the first phase of the Airborne Operator Target Recognition Training Procedures study are presented. The objective of this phase been to develop alternative training procedures for visual reconnaissance observers and to develop a plan for experimental comparison and evaluation of the procedures. Four major interdependent analyses were conducted. One analysis provided a definition of representative aerial observer activities collectively referred to as the criterion task. Another study was concerned with the selection and preparation of target recognition training materials such as aerial photographs, film strips, and training films. A third study area involved the development of specific training procedures, and the fourth study concerned the development of methods and instruments for measurement of trainee performance. The joint output of these analyses was finally integrated into a formal experimental design and a plan for training evaluation. This report should be of particular interest to researchers and training specialists concerned with the design of training experiments and the development of perceptual training programs through systematic analysis. It should also be of interest to agencies concerned with simulation of low altitude tactical reconnaissance flights under VFR conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE TRAINING), (*TARGET RECOGNITION, (*AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, TARGET RECOGNITION), VISUAL PERCEPTION, TACTICAL WARFARE, STANDARDS, TRAINING FILMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, TEACHING METHODS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TRAINING DEVICES.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE