Accession Number : ADA451389


Title :   Head Mounted Alerting for Urban Operations via Tactical Information Management System


Descriptive Note : Final rept., 8 Mar 2005-28 Feb 2006


Corporate Author : RAYTHEON CO MARLBOROUGH MA


Personal Author(s) : Gottschlich, Susan ; Gray, Robert ; Daily, Michael ; Azuma, Ron ; Cho, Youngkwan


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA451389


Report Date : MAR 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 80


Abstract : The United States military possesses unprecedented tactical alert generation capabilities but could quickly overwhelm a soldier conducting an urban operation with too much information. For this program, the authors investigated the use of a proof of concept Information Management Engine (IME) to allow a soldier to filter the information he receives, via a head mounted presentation system, through an intuitive training process. For the authors' purposes, the pieces of information that are sent to the soldier are referred to as `alerts' and can be in the form of text, audio (speech), imagery, or streaming video. The objective is to provide a "peripheral awareness" capability that presents appropriate information via a head mounted see-around video display and an integrated earphone. Toward this end, the authors developed a prototype Tactical Alert Management System (TAMS) that uses the IME to determine if and how an alert should be presented to the user. The authors then developed a set of experiments to assess the military utility of the TAMS concept. Finally, the authors conducted an after action review and reported the results in this document.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS , *HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS , *URBAN WARFARE , ASYMMETRY , GOGGLES , GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , ONTOLOGY


Subject Categories : ELECTROOPTICAL AND OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES
      CYBERNETICS
      UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE