Accession Number : ADA299089

Title :   The Effect of Battlefield Combat Identification System Information on Target Identification Time and Errors in a Simulated Tank Engagement Task.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Karsh, Robert ; Walrath, James D. ; Swoboda, Jennifer C. ; Pillalamarri, Krishna

PDF Url : ADA299089

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Thirty enlisted men served as subjects in an experiment to determine how availability of target identification information, such as friend or unknown, might affect human performance of a simulated tank engagement task. For half the subjects, target identification information was available if requested, while for the other half, additional information was unavailable. Accuracy and response time measures of the two groups were no different when targets were not interrogated. When target information was available, however, subjects interrogated targets on only one-seventh of the presentations. Receipt of target information led to considerable gain in accuracy and loss in response time. False alarm rate (calling enemies friends) was highly inflated when target identification was unavailable. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Descriptors :   *TARGET RECOGNITION, *IDENTIFICATION, *IFF SYSTEMS, *ANTITANK WARFARE, *TANK WARFARE, CATIONS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), REACTION TIME, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, RATES, ACCURACY, FALSE ALARMS, TARGETS, TIME, ENEMY, RADIOFREQUENCY.

Subject Categories : Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE