Human Performance Concerns for the TRACKWOLF System
Final rept. Jan 1989-Jan 1990,
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report presents findings from site visits to two operational systems OUTS and TRACKFINDER, which are predecessors to the objective TRACKWOLF system under development. The purpose of the site visits was to obtain lessons learned, operator workload estimates, and critical high-driver tasks. These data were used as a baseline for comparing operator capabilities and as a precursor to use in TRACKWOLF operational tests. Findings indicated significant frustration with equipment operations and communication capability of OUTS and TRACKFINDER. This was also revealed by a high rating on the workload scale NASA-TLX on frustration and temporal demand subfactors. Over 50 of the tasks were judged high workload and difficult cognitive load for operators. Results have been provided to proponent combat developer and trainer personnel.
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