Accession Number : ADA297906

Title :   A Configurable Task Environment for Learning Research.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Sep-30 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGY LABS

Personal Author(s) : Towne, Douglas M.

PDF Url : ADA297906

Report Date : 08 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The report describes software specifically developed to facilitate the conduct of research in learning processes. This simulation-based environment provides a real-time task that can be configured by the experimenter to be extremely simple or impossibly complex and difficult The software provides features designed specifically for experimental use, including: automatic generation of exercise scenarios, automatic recording of performance data, integrated coordination with an external decision-making model, exercise replay capabilities, and time-scaling. The software system also offers considerable potential as a training system, in that it can simulate air/sea conditions that must be managed by a decision-maker in the Combat Information Center (CIC) onboard an AEGIS class vessel. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *RADAR TRACKING, *SHIPBOARD, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *LEARNING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SCENARIOS, ENVIRONMENTS, DECISION MAKING, REAL TIME, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, AUTOMATIC, SEA STATES, COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS, RADAR OPERATORS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Marine Engineering
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE