Too much, too little or just right: Designing data fusion for situation awareness

Geoffrey B Duggan, S Banbury, A Howes, J Patrick, S M Waldron

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Abstract

Many operators within the battlefield find themselves unable to process all the data presented to them in the limited time available. Data fusion provides a means of reducing their workload, but can also reduce system transparency. Thus, either too much or too little fusion can lead to reduced operator situation awareness. A framework is proposed that incorporates a role for more sophisticated psychological theory when attempting to understand the consequences of data fusion technologies on SA. Four key questions are identified: How should the level of certainty in fused information be presented? How much does it cost the operator to “drill-down”? To what extent does data fusion inhibit representation change? Does data fusion ameliorate or exacerbate the consequences of interruption?
Original languageEnglish
Pages528-533
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting - New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 20 Sep 200424 Sep 2004

Conference

ConferenceHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting
CityNew Orleans, Louisiana
Period20/09/0424/09/04

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