Accession Number : ADA313318

Title :   The Interactive Multisensor Analysis Training System: Using Scientific Visualization Technology to Teach Complex Cognitive Skills.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wetzel-Smith, Sandra K. ; Czech, Carl

PDF Url : ADA313318

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Successful operation of airborne weapons and sensor systems demands that operators and tacticians possess high-level understanding of bow environments and potential targets interact so they may best configure onboard suites. The complex cognitive skills required can only be tbe product of appropriately designed training, especially when opportunities for practice are limited. The Interactive Multisensor Analysis Training (IMAT) System uses advanced scientific visualization technology to conceptually present tbe interactions among sensors, and environments in realistic mission scenarios. Using approved Navy, Department of Defense, and other suitable databases (e.g. DBDB-5, ANDES), IMAT computers and display systems transform the data into understandable graphic formats. As support for cognitive skill oriented training programs, IMAT has provoked a new approadi to instructional design. The IMAT approach promises to increase training efficiency and effectiveness in complex warfare areas such as anti-submarine, electronic, and mine countermeasures by accelerating the development of domain expertise and improving trainee performance during training. IMAT may also be appropriately applied to other complex cognitive skill domains inside and outside tne Department of Defense, including technical training and education in meteorology, oceanography, geology, ecology, and disaster preparedness.

Descriptors :   *SKILLS, *TRAINING DEVICES, *COGNITION, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *MULTISENSORS, DATA BASES, SCENARIOS, DISASTERS, ENVIRONMENTS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), INTERACTIONS, MINE COUNTERMEASURES, AIRBORNE, EFFICIENCY, TARGETS, GEOLOGY, MISSIONS, FORMATS, METEOROLOGY, GRAPHICS, TRAINEES, INTELLIGIBILITY, ECOLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHY, SHIP BOWS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE