Accession Number:

ADA265010

Title:

Including the Human Element in Design of Command and Control Decision Support Systems: The KOALAS Concept

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-26

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The rapidly developing technology of command and control and decision support systems requires improvement in the way the human element is integrated into the system. The limitation of human cognitive capacity must not be exceeded, or the system will fail. A properly designed decision support system should include provision for the heuristics that are likely to be employed by a decision maker when faced with a rapidly changing and and information intensive situation and incomplete or questionable data. Many measures to effectiveness have bee proposed for battle management and C2 systems. In this paper, where system consist of an integrated combination of a human decision maker and his decision support system, three measures of effectiveness are proposed and discussed. Improvements in performance of the total system can be made by improving the efficiency of information exchange between the DM and the support system. The KOALAS architecture has been shown to be an effective implementation of a simulation and rule based expert system which can increase the efficiency of information exchange between the human decision maker and the decision support system. Potential improvements in KOALAS architecture are discussed with recommendations for improving its employment and utility.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE