Accession Number:

AD1090476

Title:

Soldier Machine Interface for Vehicle Formations: Interface Design and an Approach Evaluation and Experimentation

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

U.S. Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

Report Date:

2009-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This document presents interface designs developed through a number of technology development and experimentation efforts at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center and U.S. Army Research Laboratory, respectively. Through these efforts, a functional Soldier Machine Interface SMI was developed using Future Combat System concepts to support the tasks of monitoring and maintaining coordinated movement of platoon size units conducting a tactical road march. This report provides an in-depth description of the approach used to develop the SMI and the features of the SMI. In addition, we describe a modeling and simulation environment that is being used to support human-in-the-loop experiments to evaluate the current SMI and examine the impact of the SMI on the supporting operators roles.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE