Visualizing Probability of Detection to Aid Sonar Operator Performance

Kingsley Fletcher, Megan Bartlett, Susan Cockshell, Jason McCarley

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Abstract

This study tested whether the display of rings indicating the probability of target detection would improve human performance on a simulated active sonar detection task. Participants viewed a series of simulated sonar returns and decided whether a target was present or not. Participants performed the task both with and without uncertainty range rings that indicated 90% and 10% detectability ranges. The probability of detection rings did not improve the overall ability of participants to distinguish targets from noise, but did appear to influence response bias and spatial attention. These results suggest that displaying probability of detection may not be an effective way of improving the performance of sonar system operators. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages302-306
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 61st Annual Meeting -
Duration: 9 Oct 2017 → …

Conference

ConferenceHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 61st Annual Meeting
Period9/10/17 → …

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