Combat Identification (15au): Project Summary and Closeout Report
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA)
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The purpose of this report is to summarize the work conducted within Project 15au Combat Identification. The report begins with a review of the project objectives and provides some background concerning the need for this work. The project achievements and cost performance are summarized, followed by descriptions of the major work elements undertaken. Among the major outcomes are a a computer-based methodology for studying the effects of environmental e.g., types of visual cues and system e.g., blue-force tracking factors on the speed and accuracy of human combat identification judgments, b an information accumulation model of human combat identification decision making, and c preliminary experimentation to validate this model and provide insight into the likely effects of blue-force tracking and rifle-mounted combat identification assist systems on human decision making. A complete list of lessons learned from the project is provided. The report ends with a discussion of potential avenues for exploitation of the project results and suggestions of future research and development directions.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems