Accession Number : ADA322458

Title :   VIEW: Visualization and Interactive Elicitation Workstation -- A Tool for Representing the Commander's Mental Model of the Battlefield.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Sep 95,

Corporate Author : CHARLES RIVER ANALYTICS INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Zacharias, Greg ; Illgen, Christine ; Asdigha, Mehran ; Yara, Jake

PDF Url : ADA322458

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This research assessed development of a Visualization and Interactive Elicitation Workstation (VIEW) for inferring and representing mental models of the battlefield. The prototype is composed of two subsystems: a Visualization subsystem and a Knowledge Elicitation (KE) subsystem. The Visualization subsystem is composed of three interlinked modules: (1) a Tactical Visualization Interface providing liked displays for visualizing the battlefield; (2) an Object Database providing a common object representation for environmental and military entities: and (3) an Object World Model providing behaviors for objects in the database. The KE subsystem is composed of two linked modules: (1) the KE interface which navigates across direct indirect and observational techniques collection of elicited data, and KE analysis results: and (2) the KE Recording/Analysis Module, which records the elicited data. A demonstration illustrates coupling between the visualization and elicitation components and support of direct and indirect mental model examination. Direct techniques use a case-based interview format: indirect techniques include repertory grid analysis, multidimensional scaling, and hierarchical cluster analysis.

Descriptors :   *BATTLEFIELDS, *PROTOTYPES, *WORK STATIONS, *INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *MENTAL ABILITY, *GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, DATA BASES, GLOBAL, MODELS, CLUSTERING, SCALING FACTOR, HIERARCHIES, COLLECTION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE