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/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a451389.pdf


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