Accession Number : ADA295524
Title : Human Factors Evaluation of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NATIONAL MARITIME RESEARCH CENTER KINGS POINT NY
Personal Author(s) : Smith, M. W. ; Akerstrom-Hoffman, R. A. ; Pizzariello, C. M. ; Siegel, S. I. ; Schreiber, T. E.
PDF Url : ADA295524
Report Date : FEB 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 199
Abstract : This report describes a study done to examine the contributions that ECDlS might make to the operational practices on the commercial bridge. Issues examined were: the contribution to the safety of navigation, the effect on the navigational workload, the features required during route monitoring, and the potential contribution of integration with radar. Two commercially-available ECDlS devices were installed on the simulator bridge at MSl/CAORF. Expert mariners made repeated port arrivals and departures. A variety of ship and mariner performance measures were collected and extensive debriefings were conducted. EODlS demonstrated the potential to increase safety, primarily by decreasing the cross track distance from a planned track, and the potential to decrease the workload of route monitoring, primarily by replacing time-consuming plotting on the paper chart. For route monitoring, mariners required only a simple display outlining safe water, but recommended access to a larger set of chart features as reference. Radar integration, as implemented on the devices used, did not provide the ARPA information mariners required.
Descriptors : *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, SIMULATORS, COMMERCE, WATER, RADAR, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TIME, INTEGRATION, NAVIGATION, SAFETY, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, CONSUMPTION, CHARTS, RANGE(DISTANCE), WORKLOAD, PLOTTING, PAPER, BRIDGES.
Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE