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Title Human factors issues in combat identification / edited by Dee H. Andrews, Robert P. Herz and Mark B. Wolf
Published Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 361 pages) : illustrations
Series Human factors in defence
Human factors in defence.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Contributors; Foreword; Preface; 1 Introduction; Section 1 Cognitive Processes; Section 2 Visual Discrimination; Section 3 Situation Awareness; Section 4 Teams; Section 5 Automation; Index
Summary This edited book presents an array of approaches on how human factors theory and research addresses the challenges associated with combat identification. Special emphasis is placed on reducing human error that leads to fratricide, which is the unintentional death or injury of friendly personnel by friendly weapons during an enemy engagement. Although fratricide has been a concern since humans first engaged in combat operations, it gained prominence during the Persian Gulf War. To reduce fratricide, advances in technological approaches to enhance combat identification (e.g., Blue Force Tracker)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Combat -- Physiological aspects.
Combat -- Psychological aspects.
Friendly fire (Military science) -- United States.
Psychology, Military.
Accident Prevention.
Mental Processes.
Military Personnel -- psychology.
Safety Management -- methods.
Armed Conflicts.
Form Electronic book
Author Herz, Robert P.
Wolf, Mark B.
ISBN 0754695158 (electronic bk.)
9780754695158 (electronic bk.)