Measuring and predicting SA in C4I; development and testing of a refined SA measurement technique, and a new concept for SA prediction

Guy H Walker, Neville A Stanton, Paul M Salmon, Damian Green

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    The methods to be reported in this paper are being developed to meet the prototyping needs of new military C4i (Command Control Communications and Computers) systems. Part 1 of this paper presents a concept for a structured means to predict SA. The concept is based on integrating existing methods to enable the SA present in the system to be compared with the SA required by the task. Part 2 of this paper reports on several methodological enhancements to existing SA measurement techniques. Having made the comparison between system and task SA the aim is to more objectively measure individual SA resulting from any match or miss-match. Between them the refined approaches could help to predict prominent sources of potential SA errors before new C4i systems are built, and to accurately measure resultant SA once they are.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman Performance, Situation Awareness and Automation
    Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Research and Trends
    EditorsDennis A Vicenzi, Mustapha Mouloua, Peter A Hancock
    Place of PublicationMahwah
    PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9780805853414, 0805853413
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventSecond Human Performance, Situation Awareness and Automation Conference - Daytona Beach, United States
    Duration: 22 Mar 200425 Mar 2004


    ConferenceSecond Human Performance, Situation Awareness and Automation Conference
    Abbreviated titleHPSAA II
    CountryUnited States
    CityDaytona Beach

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