Accession Number:

ADA089612

Title:

Analysis of Manual Threat Evaluation and Weapons Assignment (TEWA) in the AN/TSQ-73 Air Defense System

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1979-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

As tactical air threats have increased, so has the need to efficiently coordinate ground defense. With the advent of computer aided command and control systems, the identification of human strengths and limitations has become critical to the success of the Army air defense mission. The research reported in this paper was conducted in 1975 during the early development of the ANTSQ-73 missile minder. The missile minder is representative of a class of emerging air defense systems which place unusual demands on the processing capabilities of the human operator. The purpose of the research was to evaluate human operator performance under realistic task loading, aircraft threats, and manning configurations. As a result of this study, procedures were developed which can effectively be applied to assess operator performance under a wide variety of emerging air defense systems. The procedure can also be utilized to aid in firing doctrine development, assist human factors specification, and improve interoperability decisions in linked air defense systems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE