Accession Number : ADA293793

Title :   A Cognitive Basis for Automated Target Recognition Interface Design.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jan-Nov 92,

Corporate Author : COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Cohen, Marvin S. ; Tolcott, Martin A.

PDF Url : ADA293793

Report Date : 15 DEC 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The successful introduction of automated target recognition systems into combat environments will depend on how well they interface with the knowledge and processing strategies utilized by human operators. The goal of the present research is to investigate cognitive issues in human recognition performance, and to explore their implications for human interaction with automated recognition devices. Theoretical background, specific hypotheses, and a plan of experimental research are laid out in four areas: Stages of visual processing and implications for the display of visual and non-visual data; favored levels of generality/specificity in verbal categorization and implications for the display of ATR classification conclusions; reasoning with mental models and implications for the display of uncertain ATR conclusions; and strategies for verifying recognitional conclusions and implications for the display of prompts and data under uncertainty. The products of the planned research will include empirically supported general design principles for ATR-human interfaces, and a set of specific ATR interface designs. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *TARGET RECOGNITION, IMAGE PROCESSING, DATA PROCESSING, SCENARIOS, UNCERTAINTY, OPTIMIZATION, AUTOMATION, DECISION MAKING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), REASONING, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, PATTERN RECOGNITION, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, VISUAL PERCEPTION, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, HYPOTHESES, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), MENTAL ABILITY, VISUAL TARGETS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Cybernetics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE