A HMI Design Method to Address Automation and Information Selection and Presentation Problems Related to the Use of Data Fusion Techniques in the Military Domain of ISTAR

Helene L'Heureux, Jean-Yves Fiset, Jean-Rémi Duquet, and Jean-Marc Robert

In this paper we address the challenges faced by the designers of human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and decision support systems (DSS) when dealing with data fusion (DF) processes in military domains, more specifically for the application known as Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR). Two main issues stand out: the selection of the appropriate level of intervention of the human operator within the fusion processes and the selection and presentation of the fused information in a HMI. To solve these problems, we turn to Tagci, a cognitive architecture that is used for the design of HMIs in the process control domain. After explaining why we believe Tagci can contribute to solve the problems mentioned above, we give details about how we are going to adapt it to the military domain of ISTAR and how we are going to make it more complete so it becomes an information presentation method as well as a HMI design method.

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