Human Factors Military Lexicon: Auditory Displays

Report No. ARL-TR-2526
Authors: Tomasz Letowski, Robert Karsh, Nancy Vause,Russell D. Shilling, James Ballas, Douglas Brungart and Richard McKinley
Date/Pages: September 2001; 49 pages
Abstract: This report is a lexicon of terms developed by the Department of Defense Spatial Audio Display Working Group in an attempt to standardize terminology used by human factors researchers working in the area of auditory displays and human-machine communication. The lexicon has been primarily developed for the U.S. armed forces research groups, but it is hoped that it will be also useful for other Government, academic, and industrial organizations. In addition to definitions specific to auditory displays, speech communication, and audio technology, the lexicon includes several terms unique to military operational environments and human factors engineering applications. Furthermore, human factors researchers appear to be increasingly interested in conducting integrated studies of auditory and visual perception in order to answer broad questions related to human situational awareness and performance. Therefore, the lexicon also includes some definitions related to visual perception, particularly in the areas of visual displays, virtual reality, and communication symbology.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2001