An Attempt to Design an Army Field Artillery Tactical Data System Simulation Capability
Research note Jul 1982-Jan 1983
APPLIED SCIENCE ASSOCIATES INC VALENCIA PA
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This project was intended to have been part of a larger effort to identify the man-machine transactions that could cause difficulty in the acquisition and retention of skills required to operate Army Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems AFATDS and that are related to the software generated interface characteristics of the system and to develop ways of countering these difficulties. This project focused on developing a simulation capability SIMCAP in which these difficulties could be researched. The decision was made to use the existing TACFIRE Training System TTS to provide the simulation capability. A validation effort was undertaken to shake down and debug the equipment, facilities, and procedures that make up the TTS SIMCAP. The components of the TTS SIMCAP are assessed with regard to seven characteristics for an ideal SIMCAP The general information processing functions required to coordinate artillery fires Mans information processing capabilities The characteristics of the information processing interface Characteristics of combat situations Meaningful operator performance measures Modifiability of operatorcommander consoles and A readily programmable and expandable computer to operate the SIMCAP.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems