Accession Number : ADA302908

Title :   The Interactive Multisensor Analysis Training (IMAT) System: An Evaluation in Operator and Tactician Training.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Wetzel-Smith, Sandra K. ; Ellis, John A. ; Reynolds, Angelique M. ; Wulfeck II, Wallace H.

PDF Url : ADA302908

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Interactive Multisensor Analysis Training (IMAT) system was developed to address post Cold War ASW training requirements. It is designed to teach the complex conceptual knowledge and cognitive and procedural skills required to reason about the interrelationships among the operating modes of target submarines, the environmental variables that affect sound transmission, and the sensor systems used for detection and tracking. This effort evaluated the application of the IMAT system in the Sonar Technician Surface (STO) "A" school and the Fleet Aviation Specialized Operations Training Group Pacific Tactical Training Course (TTC) at Barbers Point. The results showed that (1) research on cognition and instruction and technological advances in displaying complex information can be integrated and applied in real world training to produce substantial gains in performance and student motivation, (2) the IMAT system achieved its intended design goals by effectively teaching complex knowledge and cognitive skills, (3) the IMAT system emphasis on adhering to the principles of high quality instructional design, especially practice opportunities, contributed significantly to the observed performance improvements, and (4) IMAT can accelerate the development of expertise in tactical oceanography and decision making.

Descriptors :   *MULTISENSORS, *NAVAL TRAINING, *SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, SIMULATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, DECISION MAKING, SKILLS, STUDENTS, REAL TIME, INTERACTIONS, COGNITION, OBSERVATION, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, TRACKING, SEARCHING, SOUND TRANSMISSION, COLD WAR, EXPERT SYSTEMS, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, MOTIVATION, TARGET DETECTION, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), TACTICAL WARFARE, SUBMARINE DETECTION, OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS, TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, AVIATION PERSONNEL, ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, OCEANOGRAPHY, SONAR EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE