Accession Number : ADA450646


Title :   The Compass Paradigm for the Systematic Evaluation of U.S. Army Command and Control Systems Using Neural Network and Discrete Event Computer Simulation


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD HUMAN RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Middlebrooks, Sam E ; Jones, John P ; Henry, Patrick H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a450646.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 496


Abstract : In today's technology based society the rapid proliferation of new machines and systems that would have been undreamed of only a few short years ago has become a way of life. Developments and advances especially in the areas of digital electronics and micro-circuitry have spawned subsequent technology based improvements in transportation, communications, entertainment, automation, the armed forces, and many other areas that would not have been possible otherwise. This rapid explosion of new capabilities and ways of performing tasks has been motivated as often as not by the philosophy that if it is possible to make something better or work faster or be more cost effective or operate over greater distances then it must inherently be good for the human operator. Taken further, these improvements typically are envisioned to consequently produce a more efficient operating system where the human operator is an integral component. The formal concept of human-system interface design has only emerged this century as a recognized academic discipline, however, the practice of developing ideas and concepts for systems containing human operators has been in existence since humans started experiencing cognitive thought.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *NEURAL NETS , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , COST EFFECTIVENESS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , ARMY OPERATIONS , OPERATORS(PERSONNEL)


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE