Modeling the Impact of Value of Information on Situational Awareness Using C3TRACE

Report No. ARL-TR-7684
Authors: John T Richardson; Mark R Mittrick; Timothy P Hanratty
Date/Pages: May 2016; 20 pages
Abstract: Situational awareness (SA) is critical to making good decisions on the battlefield. For the military intelligence analyst, SA is built by the assessment of incoming reports. It is hard to tell good information from bad before assessing the reports, and in today'Â?Â?s age of unprecedented amounts of data, it is simply impossible to assess all available reports in a time-limited military scenario. The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has developed the value of information (VoI) metric to mitigate the overwhelming amount data available. In this report, ARL researchers use C3TRACE software to simulate a basic human intelligence reports analysis process and observe if the results support the hypothesis that the VoI metric improves the SA gained in time-limited scenario.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: May 1, 2016