Advanced Video Activity Analytics (AVAA): Human Performance Model Report

Report No. ARL-TR-8255
Authors: Beth M Plott, Patricia L McDermott, and Michael Barnes
Date/Pages: December 2017; 54 pages
Abstract: This report describes the initial human performance modeling effort of the Advanced Video Activity Analytics (AVAA) system. AVAA was designed to help US Army Intelligence Analysts exploit full-motion video more efficiently and effectively. The goal of the modeling effort is to provide an understanding of the current state of the system with respect to the impact on human performance and workload and the predicted impact of enhanced computer vision algorithms on overall system performance (e.g., throughput, operator workload) in the context of realistic missions. Modelers used Command, Control, and Communications—Techniques for Reliable Assessment of Concept Execution (C3TRACE) to develop task network models for forensic and real-time intelligence gathering. Data from future field experiments can be incorporated into the basic modeling environment to validate and extend the preliminary results. This human performance modeling effort was conducted as part of a larger human systems integration effort to evaluate the usability and effectiveness of AVAA.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: December 1, 2017