Accession Number : ADA265058


Title :   Decision-Making Evaluation Facility for Tactical Teams


Descriptive Note : Professional paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Hutchins, Susan G ; Duffy, LorRaine T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265058.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : The Decision-Making Evaluation Facility for Tactical Teams, or DEFTT, is a portable testbed system designed to provide a simulation environment for conducting tactical decision-making research. Teams engage in nine vignettes which provide the context for studying 'naturalistic' decision making in a realistic environment. A primary concern was to maintain the fidelity of the Navy combat information center (aboard ships) for six-member tactical teams under relatively stressful conditions. Six consoles and an experimented control station are electronically linked, and actions taken by each team member are recorded as they respond to highly complex decision events. A brief description is given of the (1) research objectives (including some of the psychological and engineering principles guiding the research); (2) general methodological approach; (3) hardware and software used; and (4) some development issues related to operationalization of such a research testbed.


Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING , *NAVAL OPERATIONS , *MILITARY TACTICS , *COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS , REPRINTS , METHODOLOGY , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , SHIPBOARD , MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , SEA BASED , MANPORTABLE EQUIPMENT , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , NAVAL RESEARCH , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , NAVAL PERSONNEL , TEST BEDS


Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE