Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification

Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification

eBook - 2010
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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).
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010
ISBN: 9780754695158
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 361 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Herz, Robert P.
Wolf, Mark B.


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