Accession Number : ADP003238

Title :   A Sociotechnical Communications Model for Command and Control,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Leedom,D. K.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Using military command and control systems as the setting, this paper examines the problem of effectively communicating perceptions and mental concepts from one organizational element to another. A model is proposed which identifies and links the important aspects of this process: problem formulation, language development and usage, and transmission media. Using this model, the paper outlines tradeoffs among these various factors and suggests ways in which command and control processes might be improved through both technical and non-technical means. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Perception(Psychology), *Mental ability, *Command and control systems, *Social communication, Models, Performance(Human), Voice communications, Message processing, Training, Verbal behavior, Psycholinguistics, Problem solving, Mental ability, Learning, Information transfer, Language, Utilization, Culture media

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE