Distributed collaboration of a remote search task: Comparison of datalink and audio communications

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Abstract

This paper presents the development and initial user trial of a system of interconnected units, used to collect data and position from the field and relay these data back to a command post where is it visualised. The command centre can then make decisions based on the data collected and relay basic instructions back to the field units. The underlying goal of this research is to investigate the human factors involve when managing multiple field units from a hierarchical command structure with real-time two-way information flow capabilities. In this paper, a study shows that using datalink does not impede performance and significantly reduces non-task communications.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics 2005
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society: Contemporary Ergonomics 2005, CE 2005 - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Apr 20057 Apr 2005

Publication series

NameContemporary Ergonomics 2005

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society: Contemporary Ergonomics 2005, CE 2005
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHertfordshire
Period5/04/057/04/05

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