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Investigating temporal implications of information transition in submarine command teams

Investigating temporal implications of information transition in submarine command teams
Investigating temporal implications of information transition in submarine command teams

Previous work revealed bottlenecks in information transition between submarine command team members, which may be detrimental to overall performance. To date, the potential impact of such bottlenecks in terms of time to pass critical information has not been investigated. An understanding of the temporal impact is critical, given the time critical nature of tactical picture generation. Four teams of eight participants (32 participants total) were recruited and trained at one of the operator stations in a bespoke built submarine control room simulator. Participants completed high and low demand Return to Periscope Depth scenarios. The timings of technology-human and human-human interactions were calculated. Preliminary results indicated that the largest temporal lag was the transition of human-human information. Furthermore, loss of information occurred with every stage of information transition. As demand increased, the efficiency of information transition was negatively impacted by increased communications between operators. Initial results are discussed along with future analysis plans.

Command team, Human factors, Information transition, Submarine
2194-5357
243-253
Springer Verlag
Pope, Kiome
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Roberts, Aaron
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Stanton, Neville
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Stanton, N.
Pope, Kiome
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Roberts, Aaron
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Stanton, Neville
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Stanton, N.

Pope, Kiome, Roberts, Aaron and Stanton, Neville (2019) Investigating temporal implications of information transition in submarine command teams. Stanton, N. (ed.) In Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2018. vol. 786, Springer Verlag. pp. 243-253 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93885-1_22).

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Abstract

Previous work revealed bottlenecks in information transition between submarine command team members, which may be detrimental to overall performance. To date, the potential impact of such bottlenecks in terms of time to pass critical information has not been investigated. An understanding of the temporal impact is critical, given the time critical nature of tactical picture generation. Four teams of eight participants (32 participants total) were recruited and trained at one of the operator stations in a bespoke built submarine control room simulator. Participants completed high and low demand Return to Periscope Depth scenarios. The timings of technology-human and human-human interactions were calculated. Preliminary results indicated that the largest temporal lag was the transition of human-human information. Furthermore, loss of information occurred with every stage of information transition. As demand increased, the efficiency of information transition was negatively impacted by increased communications between operators. Initial results are discussed along with future analysis plans.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 28 June 2018
Published date: 2019
Venue - Dates: AHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2018, United States, 2018-07-20 - 2018-07-24
Keywords: Command team, Human factors, Information transition, Submarine

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Local EPrints ID: 424945
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424945
ISSN: 2194-5357
PURE UUID: df99a59f-c27f-4b31-bc86-ed9683537cea
ORCID for Kiome Pope: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8076-960X
ORCID for Neville Stanton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3279

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2018 16:30
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:32

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