Accession Number:

ADA231398

Title:

Instruments for Evaluating the Intervehicular Information System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1988-Dec 1989,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEMS INC DAYTON OH HUMAN FACTORS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

To facilitate effective small unit command, control, and communication C3 performance, the U.S. Army Armor Center is currently assessing the benefits of including an automated C3 display, the Intervehicular Information System IVIS, in the upgraded Block II M1 Abrams tank. IVIS is a computer-based distributed information management system proposed to improve lower echelon C3 performance. In support of this effort, the U.S. Army Research Institute Field Unit-Fort Knox and its Simulation Based Assessment of Automated Command, Control, and Communication Capabilities for Armor Crews and Platoons The Intervehicular Information System. The IVIS evaluation compared the performance of tank crews and platoons using a prototype IVIS with the performance of crews and platoons using conventional C3 and navigation tools. The research was conducted early in the IVIS materiel acquisition process and evaluated the IVIS concept as represented in reconfigured Simulation Network- Developmental SIMNET-D M1 simulators. The evaluation included a an assessment of the tank crew and platoon performance effects of IVIS b an examination of the unique training requirements of IVIS and c an evaluation of soldier use of, and reactions to, the IVIS soldier machine interface SMI.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE