Accession Number : ADA552755


Title :   Android Smartphone Relevance to Military Weather Applications


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIRECTORATE/BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT DIV


Personal Author(s) : Sauter, David


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a552755.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Android Smartphone devices provide a mobile, powerful, versatile and relatively inexpensive computing platform that is potentially well suited for use by the military. Applications (apps) are relatively easy to develop and deploy for tailored military use. An additional benefit to the military is that many of today's Soldiers are already familiar with the operation of these types of devices, so little training is required. On the downside, screen sizes can be relatively small, so the design of input and output screens must be carefully thought out. This report will discuss the Android Smartphone capabilities as relevant to the military for providing weather and weather impacts. An actual app that has been developed to provide heat stress guidance will be examined.


Descriptors :   *HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , *HEAT TOLERANCE , *HOT WEATHER , *MILITARY APPLICATIONS , *MOBILE COMPUTING , *POCKET COMPUTERS , *WORKLOAD , ARMY PERSONNEL , GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE , HAND HELD , INTELLIGENCE , LOW COSTS , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , USER FRIENDLY , WET BULB TEMPERATURE , WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Stress Physiology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE