Accession Number : AD0467503

Title :   TOWARD A METHODOLOGY FOR ESTABLISHING COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM DISPLAY REQUIREMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Pomeroy, Richard ; Nehnevajsa, Jiri

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This report examines the general elements of a proposed methodology for the determination of display requirements in tactical command and control systems. Such a methodology is intended to serve as a guide to the integration of the complex technologies associated with the final design of a single display or display subsystem. Particular attention is paid to visual displays of the complex high density wall or screen variety. The display requirements for any one display application are treated as stemming from both of two major sources of design constraint and direction. (1) The discrete presentation requirements of information either explicit in, or derivable from the statement of operational requirements determine what items of information are to be presented where and when to a specified set of user personnel and under what conditions of use. (2) The various requirements for compatibility of display subsystems levy criteria for integration of displays associated with a given mission, a specific command location, a common set of user personnel, and finally, the total operational system. Presentation requirements for any one display are to be derived from the specification of information requirements into sets of related items of information that will comprise a single display presentation. The sum of these item requirements, both additive and via their interrelationships, constitute the requirements for the display. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, COMPATIBILITY, DATA PROCESSING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE