Accession Number:

ADA282776

Title:

Training and Soldier-Machine Interface for the Combat Vehicle Command and Control System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LORAL SYSTEMS CO ORLANDO FL ADST PROGRAM OFFICE

Report Date:

1993-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

274.0

Abstract:

Shifts in the global balance of power, coupled with increasingly powerful technologies and systems, will bring unprecedented changes to the battlefield of the 21st century. In anticipation of these changes, the Combat Vehicle Command and Control CVCC program evaluated the use of automated command and control C2 technology using a soldier-in-the-loop methodology in a distributed interactive simulation DIS environment. The CVCC system included a prototype C2 device with map display, navigation and digital messaging capabilities, an automated target acquisition system, and digital workstations in a Tactical Operations Center. A total of 283 armor-qualified personnel participated in 12 weeks of data collection at the Mounted Warfare Test Bed at Fort Know, Kentucky. Commanders and their crews were integrated with semiautomated vehicles under their control to form complete tank battalions. Each battalion completed four days of training and testing, culminating in a simulated combat test scenario. This report focuses on the training and soldier- machine interface SMI components of the research. The training data supported the acceptance of the training program by users and its effectiveness in preparing users to use the equipment. The SMI data supported the value of automated C2 technology in tactical environments and was viewed by users as a tool for improving their performance. Lessons learned and directions for future research on training and SMI are offered

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE