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Accession Number ADA582651
Title Applied Neuroscience at the AFRL 711th Human Performance Wing.
Publication Date Sep 2010
Media Count 36p
Personal Author S. Galster
Abstract One of the fundamental challenges facing designers of military aviation systems has always been how to integrate humans and machines into an effective system. The Air Force Research Laboratory's Decision Making Core Technology Competency (CTC) wrestles with one of the most challenging aspects of creating such integrated systems, namely the design of the interface between the human airman and the sophisticated and increasingly intelligent machinery with which he or she must coalesce in order to perform the mission. Historically, optimizing the human-machine interface required little more than increasing the compatibility of the machine's displays with the human sensory system and the machine's controls to human motor capabilities. But in environments in which the humans must function with machines processing greater and greater intelligent automation, working with larger and larger data bases of situational knowledge, and teaming with larger and more distributed teams of other airmen and non-human systems, the focus of human machine interface research must shift from relatively peripheral perceptual-motor issues to optimizing the interface between the airman's highest cognitive capabilities and the networked knowledge and intelligence provided with modern networked systems. To accomplish this, the traditional research to optimize the use human sensory systems as conduits of information and knowledge must be bolstered by research integrating humans with intelligent automation and exploiting understanding of higher cognition that can be provided my modern neuroscience. Executing this combination of essential human-machine interface research is the mission of the Decision Making CTC. The Applied Neuroscience component of the CTC is challenged to develop innovative neuroergonomic methodologies and integrated approaches to assess and classify individual and team operator functional state and provide adaptive mitigations to aid decision making effect.
Keywords Air force research
Briefing charts
Ctc(Ore technical competencies)
Decision making
Human effectiveness
Man machine systems

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Air Force Research Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Human Effectiveness Directorate.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Briefing charts.
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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