UAV sensor operator training enhancement through heat map analysis

Ashish Amresh, John Femiani, Jason Fairfield, Adam Fairfield

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1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Heat map based data visualization and mining is an emerging area in game engine design and architecture. Employed by many state of the art game engines and popular commercial games, this technology helps populate and collate player activity and behavior to better inform the system for further action. Simulation and serious games can tremendously benefit by applying heat map based visualization for the purposes of analyzing and tracking player behavior. Heat maps are time varying texture maps that represent a chosen activity over a certain grid at any particular interval of elapsed time. In this paper results of applying a real-time heat map data capture and generation tool on two military simulations: 1) Ground-based combat scenario and 2) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sensor operator scenario is presented. The research showcases several real-time visualization techniques developed into the simulation with the main goal of understanding participant behavior. Novice and expert data is populated as part of the experiment to validate the effectiveness of our methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2013
Pages457-461
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 16 2013Jul 18 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN (Print)1093-9547

Other

Other2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period7/16/137/18/13

Keywords

  • Heat Maps
  • Serious Games
  • Training
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Amresh, A., Femiani, J., Fairfield, J., & Fairfield, A. (2013). UAV sensor operator training enhancement through heat map analysis. In Proceedings - 2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2013 (pp. 457-461). [6676601] (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation). https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2013.60