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Modelling Command and Control: Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork

Modelling Command and Control: Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork

1st Edition

Neville A. Stanton, Chris Baber
July 31, 2018

Since its inception, just after the Second World War, Human Factors research has paid special attention to the issues surrounding human control of systems. Command and control environments continue to represent a challenging domain for human factors research. Modelling Command and Control takes a...

Performance Under Stress

Performance Under Stress

1st Edition

James L. Szalma, Peter A. Hancock
April 16, 2017

The world is a dangerous place and recent events have served to make it less safe. There are many arenas of conflict and even combat across the world. Such situations are the quintessential expression of stress; you stand in imminent danger and live with the knowledge that you may be attacked,...

Fundamental Issues in Defense Training and Simulation

Fundamental Issues in Defense Training and Simulation

1st Edition

George Galanis, Robert Sottilare, Christopher Best
April 16, 2017

Defense forces have always invested a great deal of their resources in training. In recent times, changes in the complexity and intensity of operations have reaffirmed the importance of ensuring that warfighters are adequately prepared for the environments in which they are required to work. The...

Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World

Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World

1st Edition

Peter Berggren, Staffan Nählinder
March 31, 2017

Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World offers a description of the current state of Command and Control (C2) research in imperfect settings, showing how a research process should assess, analyse and communicate results to the development cycle of methods, work,...

Trust in Military Teams

Trust in Military Teams

1st Edition

Neville A. Stanton
March 31, 2017

The objective of this book is to report on contemporary trends in the defence research community on trust in teams, including inter- and intra-team trust, multi-agency trust and coalition trust. The book also considers trust in information and automation, taking a systems view of humans as agents...

The Human Factors of Fratricide

The Human Factors of Fratricide

1st Edition

Laura A. Rafferty, Neville A. Stanton
March 31, 2017

Fratricide has been defined as firing on your own forces, when mistaking them for enemy forces, which results in injury or death. Rates of fratricide incidence have been steadily increasing and the complexity of the contemporary operating environment may lead to a continuation of this trend....

Designing Soldier Systems: Current Issues in Human Factors

Designing Soldier Systems: Current Issues in Human Factors

1st Edition

John Martin, Laurel Allender, Pamela Savage-Knepshield
March 31, 2017

This book focuses on contemporary human factors issues within the design of soldier systems and describes how they are currently being investigated and addressed by the U.S. Army to enhance soldier performance and effectiveness. Designing Soldier Systems approaches human factors issues from three...

Command and Control: The Sociotechnical Perspective

Command and Control: The Sociotechnical Perspective

1st Edition

Guy H Walker, Neville A. Stanton, Daniel P. Jenkins
March 31, 2017

Military command and control is not merely evolving, it is co-evolving. Technology is creating new opportunities for different types of command and control, and new types of command and control are creating new aspirations for technology. The question is how to manage this process, how to achieve...

Macrocognition in Teams: Theories and Methodologies

Macrocognition in Teams: Theories and Methodologies

1st Edition

Norman W. Warner, C.A.P. Smith, Michael P. Letsky
March 31, 2017

Team collaboration involves many operational tasks such as team decision-making or course of action selection, developing shared understanding, and intelligence analysis. These operational tasks must be performed in many situations, often under severe time pressure, with information and knowledge...

Distributed Situation Awareness: Theory, Measurement and Application to Teamwork

Distributed Situation Awareness: Theory, Measurement and Application to Teamwork

1st Edition

Paul M. Salmon, Neville A. Stanton, Daniel P. Jenkins
March 31, 2017

Having an accurate understanding of what is going on is a key commodity for teams working within military systems. 'Situation awareness' (SA) is the term that is used within human factors circles to describe the level of awareness that operators have of the situation that they are engaged in; it...

Neurocognitive and Physiological Factors During High-Tempo Operations

Neurocognitive and Physiological Factors During High-Tempo Operations

1st Edition

Rebecca Steinberg, Steven Kornguth
March 31, 2017

Neurocognitive and Physiological Factors During High-Tempo Operations features world-renowned scientists conducting groundbreaking research into the basic mechanisms of stress effects on the human body and psyche, as well as introducing novel pharmaceutics and equipment that can rescue or improve...

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