Subjective Measurement of Tactical Air Command and Control. Volume III. Preliminary Investigation of Enemy Information Components.
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Three different experiments employed subjective transfer function techniques in analyses of the enemy information section of the tactical air command and control and force employment representation described in Volume II of this series. In all three experiments, Air Force professionals judged questionnaire items that described characteristics of enemy information against a Korean-like land battle scenario. In two experiments, judgements were of the value of the enemy information characteristics for knowing the enemys capabilities to conduct ground operations against friendly forces. Results indicated that Precision, Amount and Currency were the appropriate enemy information characteristics to include in the representation, and a range model was the appropriate subjective transfer function to explain the observed divergent interactions among the characteristics when one characteristic was poor, the other characteristics had less of an effect on the value judgment. In the third experiment, respondents judged the Currency of the enemy information given the Frequency with which enemy second echelon forces were observed and the Time to get that information to the command and control system. A Divergent interaction was also observed in the judgments of these characteristics. The third experiment demonstrated how a representation can be extended to include characteristics frequency and Time that might be easier for the decision maker to alter, by employing an existing characteristic Currency as a dependent variable. Author
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