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Title Human factors issues in combat identification / edited by Dee H. Andrews, Robert P. Herz and Mark B. Wolf.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010.

Series Human factors in defence
Human factors in defence.
Subject Friendly fire (Military science) -- United States.
Combat -- Psychological aspects.
Combat -- Physiological aspects.
Psychology, Military.
Military Personnel -- psychology.
Accident Prevention.
Mental Processes.
Safety Management -- methods.
Armed Conflicts.
Alt Name Herz, Robert P.
Wolf, Mark B.
Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 361 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
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).
ISBN 9780754695158 (electronic bk.)
0754695158 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612385438
OCLC # 730500598
Additional Format Print version: Human factors issues in combat identification. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010 9780754677673 (DLC) 2009023765 (OCoLC)401714971

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