Digitising Command and Control by Neville A. Stanton, Guy H. Walker, Daniel P. Jenkins, Paul M. Simon | | 9780754677598 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Digitising Command and Control

Digitising Command and Control

by Neville A. Stanton, Guy H. Walker, Daniel P. Jenkins, Paul M. Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754677591

ISBN-13: 9780754677598

Pub. Date: 11/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book presents a human factors and ergonomics evaluation of a digital Mission Planning and Battle-space Management (MP/BM) system. An emphasis was placed on the activities at the Brigade (Bde) and the Battle Group (BG) headquarters (HQ) levels. The analysts distributed their time evenly between these two locations. The human factors team from Brunel University,

Overview

This book presents a human factors and ergonomics evaluation of a digital Mission Planning and Battle-space Management (MP/BM) system. An emphasis was placed on the activities at the Brigade (Bde) and the Battle Group (BG) headquarters (HQ) levels. The analysts distributed their time evenly between these two locations. The human factors team from Brunel University, as part of the HFI DTC, undertook a multi-faceted approach to the investigation, including: - observation of people using the traditional analogue MP/BM processes in the course of their work - cognitive work analysis of the digital MP/BM system - analysis of the tasks and goal structure required by the digital MP/BM - assessment against a usability questionnaire - analysis of the distributed situation awareness - an environmental survey. The book concludes with a summary of the research project's findings and offers many valuable insights. For example, the recommendations for short-term improvements in the current generation of digital MP/BM system address general design improvements, user-interface design improvements, hardware improvements, infrastructure improvements and support improvements. In looking forward to the next generation digital MP/BM systems, general human factors design principles are presented and human factors issues in digitising mission planning are considered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754677598
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Human Factors in Defence Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Overview of the book; Human factors in system design; Mission planning and battlespace management; Constraint analysis; Hierarchical task analysis; Distributed situation awareness; Social network analysis; SCADA analysis; Usability questionnaire; Environmental survey; Summary: conclusions and recommendations; References; Indexes.

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