Accession Number : ADA187243

Title :   Research on Interactive Protocols.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED ELECTRONICS CO INC PLAINFIELD NJ HUMAN MACHINE SYSTEMS GROUP

PDF Url : ADA187243

Report Date : 14 Dec 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The purpose of this contract was to examine the soldier-machine interface of automated battlefield intelligence/C2 systems including optimization of operator-computer protocols. The work statement tasks to support this effort were: 1) storyboard the application demonstration based on the scenario developed by HEL/AAAD. This shall include the selection of one or two operator tasks and shall use the specific data presented in the scenario; 2) analyze the operator tasks to determine possible alternative protocols which could be used to execute them. Ideally, the chosen tasks are ones for which more than one protocol can be used; 3) design data display formats, corresponding to different protocol types, for the operator tasks; 4) write the graphics routines and author the GHMI system to provide for the demonstration of the tasks. This shall include being able to demonstrate the alternative protocols for the same task; 5) integrate, test and debug the demonstration; 6) host a one-day meeting with HEL/AAAD; and; 7) document the effort, providing descriptions of the operator tasks, the alternative protocols used, pictures (or photographs), and recommendations for future studies.

Descriptors :   *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, ARMY PERSONNEL, DATA DISPLAYS, DEBUGGING(COMPUTERS), DEMONSTRATIONS, GRAPHICS, INTERFACES, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, MESSAGE PROCESSING, AIR DEFENSE, SHORT RANGE(DISTANCE), SCENARIOS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE