Accession Number : ADP003471

Title :   Human Engineering Analysis for the Battle Group Tactical Trainer,

Corporate Author : MCDONALD AND ASSOCIATES INC ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s) : McDonald,L. B. ; Waldrop,G. P.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The U.S. Navy is currently developing a Battle Group Tactical Trainer (BGTT) which provides experiential war gaming exercises to Naval Officers engaged in tactical decision making and planning courses. A major design goal for the program is to simplify the man-computer interface such that players and controllers with little or no computer training can interact extensively with the BGTT data base. One step in the design process was to conduct a human engineering analysis of the BGTT's objectives, system functions, information flow, information processing requirements and user requirements, and make hardware and software recommendations that would assist in the achievement of this goal. This paper discusses the recommended hardware and software features required to simplify operator interface with the training system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Training devices, *War games, *Human factors engineering, *Data bases, Tactical warfare, Naval operations, Officer personnel, Decision making, Naval planning, Military tactics, Man computer interface, Information processing, Military requirements, User needs, Computers, Computer programs, Systems analysis, Computer aided instruction

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE