A FIELD BASED INVESTIGATION OF A COMPUTER MAP FOR ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLE NAVIGATION

An experiment was carried out to compare an in-service paper map versus a prototype computer map for Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) navigation. Representative subjects commanded a test vehicle over premeditated courses using alternate media. Navigation errors were recorded and categorized as the primary performance measure. Other data gathered included direct observation and user questionnaires. Significantly fewer major errors were made using the computer map. The enhanced navigational performance achieved using the computer map is attributed to the added information of current location and orientation. Overlay of this information on a scrollable color map afforded the opportunity to interact more freely with other crewstation controls.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1252-56
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00767955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0945289111
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1999 12:00AM