30 November 2016 Asynchronous threat awareness by observer trials using crowd simulation
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The last few years showed that a high risk of asynchronous threats is given in every day life. Especially in large crowds a high probability of asynchronous attacks is evident. High observational abilities to detect threats are desirable. Consequently highly trained security and observation personal is needed. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a training methodology to enhance performance of observation personnel engaging in a specific target identification task. For this purpose a crowd simulation video is utilized. The study first provides a measurement of the base performance before the training sessions. Furthermore a training procedure will be performed. Base performance will then be compared to the after training performance in order to look for a training effect. A thorough evaluation of both the training sessions as well as the overall performance will be done in this paper. A specific hypotheses based metric is used. Results will be discussed in order to provide guidelines for the design of training for observational tasks.
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Patrick Dunau, Patrick Dunau, Samuel Huber, Samuel Huber, Karin U. Stein, Karin U. Stein, Peter Wellig, Peter Wellig, } "Asynchronous threat awareness by observer trials using crowd simulation", Proc. SPIE 9997, Target and Background Signatures II, 99970K (30 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2241981; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2241981
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