Accession Number : ADP002894

Title :   A Man-Machine Interface Concept for a State-of-Art, Shipboard, Command/Control Console,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Osga,G. A.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Existing tactical display/control consoles which are located in Combat Information Centers aboard Navy vessels do not take full advantage of existing hardware/software/human factors technology. In addition to limitations imposed by hardware constraints, the user-interface software imposes a difficult-to-learn interface upon the complex task-demands of the command and control environment. The Navy Ocean Systems Center has developed a prototype for a command/control console which features many design advantages in comparison to existing consoles. The new configuration presents a diverse array of human-engineering issues, some specific to this console and others generic to all consoles. An overview of these issues and relevant research conducted at NOSC is presented in this paper. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Man computer interface, *Human factors engineering, *Consoles, *Shipboard, Display systems, Command and control systems, Combat information centers, Naval vessels, Computer operators, Tactical data systems, State of the art, Configurations, Prototypes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE