Accession Number : ADA333465

Title :   User Modeling and Information Presentation for Naval Tactical Picture Agents.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jun 95-31 May 96,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hamill, Bruce W. ; Gersh, John R.

PDF Url : ADA333465

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The scientific tasks that were to be performed in this research project comprised a set of observational studies and a series of experiments. During the first year, observational studies were to focus on experienced naval tactical decision makers at sea and in the laboratory. We planned to make observations in conjunction with the at-sea evaluation of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's (JHU/APL) continuing series of operational prototypes for tactical information presentation systems Buscher and Sunday, 1990; Grant, 1990; and with the laboratory evaluation of the next generation of such systems. Observations were to concentrate on the kinds of information sought and used by tactical decision makers and, in particular, what clues can be found in their decision-making and action-taking in the operational context to support dynamic assessment of their information needs. Initial laboratory studies would follow, using the data recording capabilities of existing JHU/APL tactical information systems, to investigate how such clues might also be found in records of the specific actions users take in employing such systems.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *NAVAL TACTICAL DATA SYSTEM, LABORATORY TESTS, DECISION MAKING, MODELS, DYNAMICS, PROTOTYPES, USER NEEDS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, SEA TESTING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE