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?
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting - New Orleans, Louisiana|
Duration: 20 Sep 2004 → 24 Sep 2004
|Conference||Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting|
|City||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Period||20/09/04 → 24/09/04|
Duggan, G. B., Banbury, S., Howes, A., Patrick, J., & Waldron, S. M. (2004). Too much, too little or just right: Designing data fusion for situation awareness. 528-533. Paper presented at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, .