Accession Number : ADA201189

Title :   Design Guidelines and Functional Specifications for Simulation of the Battlefield Management System's (BMS) User Interface

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 1987-May 1988

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Lickteig, Carl W.

PDF Url : ADA201189

Report Date : JUL 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This report provides simulation network (SIMNET) designers with a set of guidelines and functional specifications for developing a simulated interface to the Battlefield Management System (BMS) which exemplifies the vehicle-based automated command, control, and communication (C3) systems anticipated for lower echelons of the Maneuver Force. The interface includes the system's display of both text and graphic battlefield information and the display features and control functions available to the user for inputting and receiving additional C3 data. The design guidelines and functional specification presented in this report are based on 1 formally established guidelines for interface design taken from the human factors literature and 2 the users' current estimate of their interface requirements for automated C3 systems. The objective is to initiate the development of a simulated BMS interface that can be rigorously evaluated and modified with respect to soldier performance and training issues in the task-loaded environment provided by SIMNET. Keywords: Army research, Prototypes.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *INTERFACES, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, CONTROL, REQUIREMENTS, SIMULATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ARMY RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT, NETWORKS, ARMY PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BATTLEFIELDS, SPECIFICATIONS, PROTOTYPES, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ESTIMATES, DOCUMENTS, GRAPHICS, USER NEEDS, MANEUVERS, INSTRUCTIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE