Accession Number : ADA562675


Title :   Evaluation of Domain-Specific Collaboration Interfaces for Team Command and Control Tasks


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 24 Oct 2008-3 Jan 2012


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING (711TH) HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE/WARFIGHTER INTERFACE DIVISION


Personal Author(s) : Funke, Gregory J ; Dukes, Allen W ; Hyson, James M ; Miller, Brent T ; Russell, Sheldon M ; Knott, Benjamin A ; Galster, Scott


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a562675.pdf


Report Date : May 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the impact of a domain-specific digital whiteboard tool and a tactical resource management display on team performance efficiency in a simulated command and control (C2) air defense scenario. The two experiments differed primarily in the participant population employed - in the first experiment novices (college students) with no C2 experience served as participants, and in the second experienced domain experts were the participants. During the experiment participants assumed the roles of weapons directors responsible for coordinating offensive counter-air, defensive counter-air, and air refueling with their teammates. The results of both experiments suggest that the collaboration technologies examined are likely to reduce reliance on radio communication without adversely affecting team performance, and under some circumstances they may provide small performance gains.


Descriptors :   *COLLABORATIVE TECHNIQUES , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *GROUP DYNAMICS , COGNITIVE SCIENCE , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , WORKLOAD


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Non-radio Communications
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE