Investigation of Complex C3 Decisionmaking under Sustained Operations: Issues and Analyses
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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In this paper we describe plans and initial progress in baseline investigations of fatigue on team performance in complex and operationally relevant task environments. Preliminary data collection used a PC-based analogue of command and control simulations. The platform was developed based on cognitive and functional analysis of C3 mission, tactics, team-member roles, and role interdependencies. Tactical scenarios were developed to capture core team coordination, decision-making and problem-solving task demands. Issues regarding measures and scenario development are identified and discussed. Preliminary findings, indicating increased resistance to fatigue effects over time, are presented. Lessons learned are noted, along with plans for subsequent research.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems