Accession Number : ADP006350

Title :   C3I Graphical Applications,

Corporate Author : ROME LAB GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s) : LaBatt, Earl C., Jr

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Past research efforts in the field of Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I), have concentrated on the application and refinement of advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) concepts. However, the man machine interface to these advanced applications has experienced little improvement and does not adequately reflect some of the AI concepts embedded within these systems. The development of more advanced computing techniques requires a more sophisticated interface to the system. These enhancements cannot be adequately conceived by a user using traditional display techniques. This paper reveals the underlying AI concepts that help facilitate the transfer of information between acquired C3I data and an operator. Many of these concepts are discussed in regard to their application in current Tactical Air Force research projects. In addition, the paper discusses the limitations of previous program interfaces and the current advances in graphical interface techniques. As the volume of data that an operator must analyze increases, it has become apparent that better techniques are required for presenting this influx in a more manageable manner.

Descriptors :   ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, GRAPHICS, INFORMATION TRANSFER, INTERFACES, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Computer Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE