Today, security officers at military and civilian installations are often required to track people and vehicles (targets) movingin a remote space using a distributed array of stationary security cameras. A pervasive tracking challenge is maintaining view of the target as it moves through the restricted fields of view of different cameras. The current research explores how different displaydesigns indicating camera fields of viewimpact the operator’s situation awareness of the next best camera to continue viewing a moving target. Three different interface displays(Full North-Up Map, Peripheral Display, and Track-Up Mini-Map) wereevaluated over four experimental conditions.While having all display types available was most preferred by participants, the Peripheral Display provided better situation awareness as indicated by a statistically significant increased ability to pick the best camera to continue following the target. This was anencouraging finding since the Peripheral Display was designed to complement the video feed information while preserving spatial relationship information resemblinga map-like display.
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(2017). Empirically Evaluating Representational Aids for Target Tracking and Sensor Management. 19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 383-388.