Amy S. Brzezinski

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There is increasing interest in designing systems such that the current many-to-one ratio of operators to unmanned vehicles (UVs) can be inverted. Instead of lower-level tasks performed by today’s UV teams, the sole operator would focus on high-level supervisory control tasks. A key challenge in the design of such single-operator systems will be the need to(More)
A significant trend in command and control human-systems integration is the design of decision-support systems that attempt to facilitate collaboration between the human operator and automation. Unfortunately, there currently is no framework that explicitly describes different aspects of human-computer collaboration. There is a large body of literature(More)
Unmanned vehicles (UVs) are quickly becoming ubiquitous in almost every aspect of hostile-environment operations. A key challenge in designing futuristic one-controlling-many systems will be minimizing periods of excessive operator workload that can arise when critical tasks for several UVs occur simultaneously. To a certain degree, you can predict and(More)
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are quickly becoming indispensable in military operations, particularly in time-critical missions. Although UAV systems are currently controlled by a team of people, in the future increased automation could allow one person to supervise multiple UAVs. These time-critical, complex single-operator systems will require advance(More)
As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) become increasingly autonomous, time-critical and complex single-operator systems will require advance prediction and mitigation of schedule conflicts. However, actions that mitigate a current schedule conflict may create future schedule problems. Decision support is needed allowing an operator to evaluate different(More)
Unmanned vehicle (UV) displays are often the only information link between operators and vehicles, so their design is critical to mission success. However, there is currently no standardized methodology for operators to subjectively assess a display's support of mission tasks. This paper proposes a subjective UV display evaluation tool: the Modified(More)
Unmanned vehicle (UV) displays are often the only information link between operators and vehicles, so their design is critical to mission success. However, there is currently no standardized methodology for operators to subjectively assess a display’s support of mission tasks. This paper proposes a subjective UV display evaluation tool: the Modified(More)
The proposed “Tracking Resource Allocation Cognitive Strategies” tool (TRACS) allows for post-hoc visualization of the cognitive steps exhibited by a human operator while interacting with a multivariate resource allocation decision-support interface. This tool was applied to both mission planning for multi-criteria resource allocation for military strikes,(More)
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