Accession Number : ADA328827

Title :   The Interactive Multisensor Analysis Training (IMAT) System: An Evaluation of Acoustic Analysis Training in the Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator (AW) Class 'A' School.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Ellis, John A. ; Tarker, Barbara ; Devlin, Steven E. ; Wetzel-Smith, Sandra K.

PDF Url : ADA328827

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 22

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 Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator (AW) Class 'A' School. The results showed that (1) research on cognition and instruction and technological advances in scientific visualization can be integrated and applied in real world training to produce substantial gains in performance and student motivation, (2) the IMAT system has achieved its intended design goals by effectively teaching complex knowledge and cognitive skills, and (3) the IMAT system emphasis on inclusion of required instructional components contributed significantly to the observed performance improvements.

Descriptors :   *SONAR SOUND ANALYZERS, *ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, *NAVAL TRAINING, *SONAR PERSONNEL, STUDENTS, INTERACTIONS, COGNITION, ACOUSTIC DETECTION, VARIABLES, SOUND TRANSMISSION, MOTIVATION, INSTRUCTIONS, SUBMARINES, MULTISENSORS, ACOUSTIC TRACKING, SONAR TARGETS.

Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE