Digitising Command and Control: A Human Factors and by Neville A. Stanton, Daniel P. Jenkins, Paul M. Salmon, Guy

By Neville A. Stanton, Daniel P. Jenkins, Paul M. Salmon, Guy H. Walker, Kirsten M. A. Revell, Laura A. Rafferty

This publication provides a human components and ergonomics overview of a electronic undertaking making plans and Battle-space administration (MP/BM) approach. An emphasis used to be put on the actions on the Brigade (Bde) and the conflict team (BG) headquarters (HQ) degrees. The analysts allotted their time frivolously among those destinations. The human elements crew from Brunel college, as a part of the HFI DTC, undertook a multi-faceted method of the research, together with: - statement of individuals utilizing the conventional analogue MP/BM strategies during their paintings - cognitive paintings research of the electronic MP/BM process - research of the projects and target constitution required by means of the electronic MP/BM - overview opposed to a usability questionnaire - research of the disbursed scenario wisdom - an environmental survey. The ebook concludes with a precis of the examine project's findings and provides many necessary insights. for instance, the innovations for momentary advancements within the present new release of electronic MP/BM procedure tackle common layout advancements, user-interface layout advancements, advancements, infrastructure advancements and aid advancements. In expecting the subsequent iteration electronic MP/BM structures, basic human elements layout ideas are offered and human elements matters in digitising venture making plans are thought of.

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Chapanis’s insight into human performance enabled him to understand how the pilot might have confused the two toggle switches, particularly after the stresses of a combat mission.  Digitising Command and Control He proposed coding solutions to the problem: separating the switches (spatial coding) and/or shaping the switches to represent the part they control (shape coding), so the landing flap switch resembles a ‘flap’ and the landing gear switch resembles a ‘wheel’. Thus the pilot can tell by looking at, or touching, the switch what function it controls.

Logistics – the logistics cell is responsible for supporting the headquarters, providing equipment. The participants were requested to take part in the experiment, the purpose and the use of the data provided was explained; participants were given the opportunity to withdraw at any time. The AH model was briefly explained to the participants as a generic system description that was independent of any particular technology. Participants were asked to consider how the new technology had influenced their role and summarise whether the system is significantly better, significantly worse, about the same, or if the new system does not support the process.

2009) report on the basic human communication structures seen inside a BG HQ, identifying eight key functions, some of which are comprised of further sub-functions. The eight key functions include the Higher Command Formation, the CO, CoS (CoS/2IC), the ‘Principal’ Planning Staff such as the IO/G2 (to varying extents it also requires the participation of individual roles such as Recce/ISTAR, Eng, A2/Log and Arty/AD. These have been placed on the periphery of the planning/principal staff node for illustration.

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