Soldier Machine Interface for Vehicle Formations: Interface Design and an Approach Evaluation and Experimentation
U.S. Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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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.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems