Accession Number:

ADA492827

Title:

The Environmental Visualization (EVIS) Project

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

2003-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Emerging technologies and increasing requirements for precision strike have changed the face of modern warfare. As the speed of command and the amount of information increases, electronic and digital processes must replace manual information gathering and time-consuming data analysis. In order to maintain a competitive edge, the relevant information needs to be automatically processed and tailored in a way that allows the warfighters situation awareness and forecasters mental model of the battle space to keep pace with each other. This is essentially workflow automation which eliminates the busy data requestretrieval work, yet maintains the human in the decision-making process. The EVIS project is developing and evaluating a prototype visualization capability for air strike and amphibious warfare operations that delivers tactically relevant meteorology and oceanographic information to forecasters and warfighters, including environmental effects on sensors and weapons. This capability has been derived from an information interaction model, which is a description of the information delivery requirements of warfighters. The model is based on cognitive and systems analyses of workflow and visualization processes at shore and ship facilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE