Direct Perception Displays for Military Radar-Based Air Surveillance
Air surveillance is among the time-critical and highly prioritized tasks of naval ships, in which the human operator will stay the decision maker in the future as well. User-oriented human-systems integration requires the provision of ergonomically optimized user interfaces. Based on functional system descriptions in the form of abstraction hierarchies, perceptive displays were developed for air surveillance that constitute an advancement with respect to so far principally alphanumerical displays supporting the operator with an improved situation awareness in his decision-making processes. It concerns, in detail, displays for the tactical situation picture, the explicit information about airborne contacts as well as the condition and the configuration of system state especially regarding the radar equipment.
KeywordsAbstraction hierarchy user interface polar diagram military combat direction systems
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