Accession Number:

ADA610381

Title:

Sensory Perception in the Human Research and Engineering Directorate: Thrust Areas and Recent Research 2011-2014

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2011-2014

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD HUMAN RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2014-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

The US Army Research Laboratory s ARL s Human Research and Engineering Directorate conducts a broad-based program of scientific research and technology development directed into 2 focus areas 1 enhancing the effectiveness of Soldier performance and Soldier-machine interactions in mission contexts and 2 providing the US Army and ARL with human factors integration leadership to ensure that Soldier performance requirements are adequately considered in technology development and system design. This report provides an overview of ARLHRED s sensory perception research during 2011 2014. The goal of this research is to understand the perceptual requirements of interpreting unaided and aided visual, auditory, and tactile signals in complex, dynamic, militarily relevant environments. Research is conducted in 3 areas 1 fundamental sensory capabilities of the Soldier 2 methods, devices, and technologies for aiding perception and 3 advanced approaches for augmenting perception. Models of human visual, auditory, and tactile perceptual capabilities that drive detection, recognition, and spatial orientation are being developed. Ultimately, this research will provide a foundation for principled guidance to the materiel development community.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE