This paper describes the design and model based evaluation of DARSAD, an augmented reality head mounted display for the joint tactical air controller (JTAC), who manages and directs fire from air assets near the battlefield. Designs, based on 6 principles of attention, memory and information processing are produced for various phases of JTAC operations including target identification and airspace management. The different design candidates are evaluated and compared based on how they “scored” in adhering to model predictions, when those models were based on the above principles. Display designs, principles, models and the evaluation process are all described here.
Wickens, C. D.,
& Hutka, S.
(2019). The Joint Tactical Air Controller: cognitive modeling and augmented reality HMD design.. 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 163-168.