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Guidelines for the implementation of large screen displays in an integrated command environment
Author(s): Melissa Dugger; Debra Barley
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Paper Abstract

The Integrated Command Environment (ICE) project is an initiative to consider the possibilities for an innovative naval command center where control of a ship's systems (e.g., weapons, navigation, damage control) can be centrally maintained and communication between the operators controlling these systems can be optimized. There is currently an ICE Lab at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division with eight watchstations surrounded by ten large screen displays (LSDs). The many opportunities afforded by the LSDs require that the design for their control and visibility issues be carefully considered to maximize benefits to the operators and prevent increases in operator workload or confusion. Important issues in the control of LSDs include who should have the authority to change the information being displayed and how those changes should be implemented, manually or automatically. Visibility assessment takes into account the physical capabilities and limitations of the operator and includes issues such as head rotation, viewing angle, and character height. This paper will discuss the processes used and results obtained when analyzing the control and visibility of the current ICE LSD configuration, along with recommendations for designers of similar control systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4126, Integrated Command Environments, (28 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407534
Show Author Affiliations
Melissa Dugger, Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc. (United States)
Debra Barley, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4126:
Integrated Command Environments
Patricia Hamburger, Editor(s)

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