Accession Number : ADA204774

Title :   An Experimental Environment and Laboratory for Studying Human Information Processing in Naval Air ASW (Naval Air Antisubmarine Warfare).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 30 Sep 87-29 Sep 89,

Corporate Author : CHI SYSTEMS INC BLUE BELL PA

Personal Author(s) : Zachary, Wayne ; Zubritzky, Monica C.

Report Date : 20 OCT 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : This report documents a laboratory facility to support experimental research into human-computer interaction and decision-making in Naval Air Anti-Submarine Warfare mission management. The facility contains three components, all of which run on a SUN Workstation; 1) a simulated Air ASW workstation and mission, 2) experimental design tools, and 3) a data collection and transformation tools. The workstation/simulation simulation provides a realistic yet simplified version of ASW mission management as performed by the Tactical Coordinator (TACCO) on board a Naval ASW aircraft. Embedded in this simulation are automated data collection programs which collect keystroke-level data on TACCO actions as well as on the situational and display context within which the actions were taken. Additional tools translate these data into timelines and other forms needed to support the building of GOMS- and blackboard-based cognitive models of the human operator. The experimental design tools provide experimenter-friendly utilities for the creation of experimental problems with desired physical and cognitive demands on the subject. The laboratory is also designed to support implementation and experimentation with advanced adaptive user interfaces to the TACCO based on the cognitive models currently being developed. Keywords: Human factors; Human computer interaction; Cognitive models; Adaptive interface. (sdw)

Descriptors :   *ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *INFORMATION PROCESSING, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, AIRBORNE, ANTISUBMARINE AIRCRAFT, AUTOMATION, COGNITION, COMPUTERS, DATA ACQUISITION, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, FACILITIES, HUMANS, INTERACTIONS, INTERFACES, LABORATORIES, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, MANAGEMENT, MODELS, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, NAVAL AVIATION, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), SIMULATION, STATIONS, SUN, TOOLS, TRANSFORMATIONS, USER NEEDS, WORK.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE