Modelling Workload on the Bison C3I Command Post: Phase 1 - Task Analysis
ARRAY SYSTEMS COMPUTING INC TORONTO (ONTARIO)
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This report presents a knowledge base for the creation of a Bison Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence C3I Mobile Command Post MCP simulator in the Defence Research and Development Canada - Torontos DRDC-Toronto Noise Simulation Facility NSF. The purpose of this paper is to provide suitable MCP information such that the study of enhancements to communications, situation awareness, and hearing protection can be made. This knowledge base was established through a limited-scope literature review, a vehicle inspection, Subject Matter Expert SME interviews, a compiled inventory of Bison MCP equipment, and an analysis of the tasks performed by a MCP radio operator. Recommendations for MCP simulations include maintaining the highest level of fidelity possible between the lab based model and the real world lab subjects should be trained signal operators and should be recruited from land force personnel regular or reservist. Representative MCP tasks would include cordon and search operations and IED scenarios. Operator assessments should be limited to 20 minutes in duration and should include approximately 40-50 messages, of which 5 should be deemed critical. A measure of operator performance may include a mock briefing of a commander with all relevant intelligence reports or the updating of a map board or both.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
- Command, Control and Communications Systems