Accession Number : ADA314548

Title :   Information Detail and Display Concepts for Critical Decisions in Ballistic Missile Defense Command and Control.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB FORT HUACHUCA AZ FORT HUACHUCA FIELD ELEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Markert, Wendy J. ; Knapp, Beverly G. ; Reynolds, Kenneth C.

PDF Url : ADA314548

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The theater high altitude area defense (THAAD) system is a missile defense system being developed for the United States Army. Previous studies have been conducted regarding (a) information categorization, (b) attention direction and focusing, and (c) information criticality in order to aid designers in interface display design for the THAAD operator system interface (OSI). In particular, results from these studies have told designers (a) what information areas were critical and needed to be presented at a high level in the display, and (b) what information items within these information areas were critical and needed to be displayed in a prominent manner. In certain cases, an information area is displayed as its own individual window (e.g., threat engagement queue and track amplification windows). The objective of the experiment described here was to determine which information items in the engagement queue and track amplification windows of the THAAD OSI are critical enough to demand being displayed in prominent locations within the windows. Designers can take these results and redesign the engagement queue and track amplification windows, ensuring that important information items are displayed prominently and allowing less important items to be displayed less prominently.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), GUIDED MISSILES, DECISION MAKING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INTERFACES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, AMPLIFICATION, ARMY, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), ATTENTION.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE