Sandra P. Marshall
San Diego State University
A second objective was added to the project with the availability of state-of-the-art eye-tracking equipment. In 1995, two eye-tracking systems were acquired under a separate DOD award through the Defense University Research Initiative Program (Grant No. N00014-95-1-1091). These systems were used here to evaluate the performance of officers as they interacted with several versions of the TADMUS decision support system (DSS).
The techniques developed in the initial phase of funding were used in the large
collaboration study by SPAWARSYSCEN and NAWCTSD researchers at the Surface Warfare
Officers School in Newport, RI, under the second phase of funding. This phase
spanned 1998-2000. During this time, the model was applied to two aspects of
tactical decision making: verbal communication among team members and access
of information from the prototype display.