Accession Number:

ADA169667

Title:

Automated Assistance for Fire Support Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I)

Descriptive Note:

Research product rept. 15 Sep 1980-1 Mar 1983

Corporate Author:

VECTOR RESEARCH INC ANN ARBOR MI

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

169.0

Abstract:

Problems of designing C3I system functions and concepts to improve performance of staff operations have been ascribed to difficulties in structuring and decomposing manual information handling tasks, poor understanding of applications of ADP, and limited understanding of the cognitive friction between personnel and ADP systems. This report describes a methodology developed to overcome these problems. The core of the methodology includes a taxonomy of generic C3I tasks, a taxonomy of generic classes of ADP services, and a matrix relating potential uses of ADP services to support generic C3I tasks. The report illustrates the methodology by applying it to the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System and includes an analysis of ADP services provided by systems using low risk hardware and software approaches, a decomposition of fire support C2 functions into detailed and elementary subfunctions, and recommendations concerning the use of ADP services to provide automated assistance to the fire support C2 functions and subfunction. Keywords Soldier machine task allocation.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE