An Augmented Environment for Command and Control Systems

Alessandro Zocco, Lucio T. De Paolis, Lorenzo Greco, Cosimo L. Manes


In the information age the ability to develop high-level situational awareness is essential for the success of any military operation. The power of network centric warfare comes from the linking of knowledgeable entities that allows information sharing and collaboration. By increasing the number of commanded platforms, the volume of the data that can be accessed grows exponentially. When this volume is displayed to an operator, there is an high risk to get a state of information overload and great care must be taken to make sure that what is provided is actually information and not noise. In this paper we propose a novel interaction environment that leverages the augmented reality technology to provide a digitally enhanced view of a real command and control table. The operator, equipped with an optical see-through head mounted display, controls the virtual context remaining connected to the real world. Technical details of the system are described together with the evaluation method. Twelve users evaluated the usability of the augmented environment comparing it with a wall-sized stereoscopic human computer interface and with a multi-screen system. Results showed the effectiveness of the proposed system in understanding complex electronic warfare scenarios and in supporting the decision-making process.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Zocco A., De Paolis L., Greco L. and Manes C. (2015). An Augmented Environment for Command and Control Systems . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-091-8, pages 209-214. DOI: 10.5220/0005358902090214

in Bibtex Style

author={Alessandro Zocco and Lucio T. De Paolis and Lorenzo Greco and Cosimo L. Manes},
title={An Augmented Environment for Command and Control Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)
TI - An Augmented Environment for Command and Control Systems
SN - 978-989-758-091-8
AU - Zocco A.
AU - De Paolis L.
AU - Greco L.
AU - Manes C.
PY - 2015
SP - 209
EP - 214
DO - 10.5220/0005358902090214