IMPRINT Analysis of an Unmanned Air System Geospatial Information Process

Report No. ARL-TR-4513
Authors: Bruce P. Hunn; Kristin M. Schweitzer; John A. Cahir; Mary M. Finch
Date/Pages: July 2008; 42 pages
Abstract: This study evaluated the streaming video analysis portion of the geospatial intelligence process associated with an unmanned aircraft system, which provides information to a four-person, military intelligence, geospatial analysis cell. The Improved Performance Research Integration Tool (IMPRINT) modeling program was used to understand this process and to assess crew workload during several test scenarios. Based on the use of IMPRINT, recommendations are made regarding the level of staffing for this type of system, based on crew workload characteristics discovered. This initial model was the first segment of a more comprehensive model to be developed to look at full mission conditions for a 12-hour shift.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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