A Shadow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Improved Performance Research Integration Tool (IMPRINT) Model Supporting Future Combat Systems

Report No. ARL-TR-3731
Authors: Bruce P. Hunn and Otto H. Heuckeroth
Date/Pages: February 2006; 40 pages
Abstract: This study describes the creation of an IMPRINT (Improved Performance Research Integration Tool) model to describe crew workload levels in the Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Field data were collected for tasks performed by Shadow UAV crews. This model was developed to support the Army?s Future Combat System, human robotics interaction Army Technology Objective. The design and operation of this model are discussed, along with several workload conclusions based on the model?s operation. Workload for individual crew members and as a crew entity is discussed.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: February 1, 2006