Accession Number : ADA338076

Title :   The Interactive Multisensor Analysis Training (IMAT) System: An Evaluation of the Airborne Acoustic Mission Course

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Czech, Carl ; Walker, Darrell ; Tarker, Barbara ; Ellis, John A.

PDF Url : ADA338076

Report Date : JAN 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 23

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 Airborne Acoustic Mission Course (AAMC). The results showed that (1) the IMAT approach to training produced substantial gains in subject matter knowledge and (2) that AAMC trainees experienced accelerated expertise. These findings indicates that the IMAT-based AAMC should be capable of overcoming the lack of practice opportunities available in today's typical fleet operations.

Descriptors :   *SONAR SOUND ANALYZERS, *ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, *NAVAL TRAINING, ACOUSTIC DETECTION, SOUND TRANSMISSION, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, SUBMARINE DETECTION, MULTISENSORS, ACOUSTIC TRACKING, SONAR TARGETS, SONAR PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE