Accession Number:

ADA229342

Title:

Artificial Intelligence for Command and Control

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ANALYTICS INC WILLOW GROVE PA

Report Date:

1988-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

204.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to assess the feasibility of developing a decision aiding support system, through human factors engineering and decision-making analysis, to support one of the Army Corps battlefield tasks -- mobility, countermobility, and survivability as performed by combat engineers. The research effort included reviews of the literature in the areas of user computer interface design and technologies, and decision aiding technologies with respect to software techniques. Literature reviews were augmented by in depth analysis of the combat engineers decision making activities. Combat engineers were interviewed. Based on these systematic analysis steps, a solution was found which applied cognitive science technologies to the traditional arts of decision analysis, emphasizing the use of interactive intelligence as a modality to improve combat engineers decision making with respect to developing plans for engineering operations. A design of the Combat Engineer decision aiding system CETOOLS to provide decision aiding support for combat engineer planning activities was developed. The proposed CETOOLS design was judged feasible with a low level of risk. Keywords Artificial intelligence, Management information systems, Computer programs, Human factors engineering, Decision support systems, Army corps of engineers.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE