Is more information better for dismounted soldiers? Display-layout considerations of multiple video feed from unmanned vehicles

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Abstract

Dismounted operational tactics are often aided by unmanned vehicles (UVs). The challenge for dismounted soldiers who receive video feed from UVs is in their ability to understand the global picture of the conflict area and to identify potential threats. A possible way to enhance soldiers' awareness is to display simultaneous ground and aerial views of the area. This study examined three possible display layout and toggle mechanism for the video feeds provided. Thirty former infantry soldiers with no experience using UV video feed participated. Objective performances and subjective ratings were analyzed. Performance scores in Identification and Orientation were superior in the Split and Combo layouts that allowed seeing both aerial and ground feeds at the same time. The Combo layout was also most preferred by participants and provides an operational advantage over the Split screen. Still, more practice may be needed for dismounted soldiers to utilize video feed from UAVs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages345-349
Number of pages5
Volume2014-January
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289456
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 27 Oct 201431 Oct 2014

Conference

Conference58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period27/10/1431/10/14

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