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Returning to periscope depth in a circular control room configuration

Returning to periscope depth in a circular control room configuration
Returning to periscope depth in a circular control room configuration
Previous research has shown that co-location of operators dependent on each other for task relevant information can relieve the previously identified bottleneck of information between the Sonar Control (SOC) and Operations Officer (OPSO) in submarine sound and control rooms. This research aimed to examine the impact of a novel inwards facing circular configuration on communications and tasks within a co-located control room. Ten teams participated in high and low demand Return to Periscope Depth scenarios in a simulated submarine control room. All communications between operators was recorded and compared with a baseline study of contemporary operation. The findings show that the novel circular configuration led to a reduction in communications, but an increase in information shared. Indicating that the teams had become more efficient at passing relevant information. Furthermore, teams were able to complete a greater number of tasks.
submarine, Teamwork, Communications, Networks, Control Room Configuration
0033-2968
Stanton, Neville
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Roberts, Aaron
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Pope, Kiome
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Fay, Daniel Thomas
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Stanton, Neville
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Roberts, Aaron
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Pope, Kiome
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Fay, Daniel Thomas
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Stanton, Neville, Roberts, Aaron, Pope, Kiome and Fay, Daniel Thomas (2020) Returning to periscope depth in a circular control room configuration. Psychological Studies. (doi:10.1007/s10111-020-00654-9).

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Abstract

Previous research has shown that co-location of operators dependent on each other for task relevant information can relieve the previously identified bottleneck of information between the Sonar Control (SOC) and Operations Officer (OPSO) in submarine sound and control rooms. This research aimed to examine the impact of a novel inwards facing circular configuration on communications and tasks within a co-located control room. Ten teams participated in high and low demand Return to Periscope Depth scenarios in a simulated submarine control room. All communications between operators was recorded and compared with a baseline study of contemporary operation. The findings show that the novel circular configuration led to a reduction in communications, but an increase in information shared. Indicating that the teams had become more efficient at passing relevant information. Furthermore, teams were able to complete a greater number of tasks.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 October 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 November 2020
Keywords: submarine, Teamwork, Communications, Networks, Control Room Configuration

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Local EPrints ID: 444763
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/444763
ISSN: 0033-2968
PURE UUID: aabd193b-54c9-40a5-a813-a04f8ad685c9
ORCID for Neville Stanton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3279
ORCID for Kiome Pope: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8076-960X

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Date deposited: 04 Nov 2020 17:30
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:32

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