Direct Perception Displays for Military Radar-Based Air Surveillance

  • Oliver Witt
  • Morten Grandt
  • Heinz Küttelwesch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5639)


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.


Abstraction hierarchy user interface polar diagram military combat direction systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Witt
    • 1
  • Morten Grandt
    • 1
  • Heinz Küttelwesch
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Processing, and ErgonomicsFGAN-Research Institute for CommunicationWachtbergGermany

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