Usability Evaluation of Desert Locust Military Goggle System with Recon MOD Live Heads-up Display – Preliminary Heuristic Analysis Results

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Authors
  1. Lamb, M.
  2. Hollands, J.G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Abstract
The Toronto Research Centre of Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) had a Defence Industrial Research Program (DIRP) project (2010–2013) with Revision Military Incorporated for a see-through eyeglass wearable display. Revision provided DRDC with two prototype Desert Locust Military Goggle Systems fitted with Recon MOD Live Heads-up Displays (HUD), so that DRDC could investigate display requirements for a dismounted infantry soldier see-through HUD. This report presents preliminary heuristic analysis results of a usability evaluation of the prototype HUD. Both the software and hardware of the prototype HUD were evaluated based on multiple workbench testing sessions and three days of field trials. The prototype HUD was assessed against a set of usability heuristics, and the HUD recommendations of the Soldier Information Requirements (SIREQ) Technology Demonstration Program (TDP). This report provides 23 recommendations for improving the usability of the prototype HUD and six recommendations for future HUD human factors evaluations. The recommendations are relevant to Revision’s design integrating a see-through display into the Sawfly spectacle (the standard issue ballistic eyewear of the Canadian Army), and may be generally relevant to the design of HUDs for dismounted soldiers.

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Keywords
Heads-up Displays;Situational Awareness;Usability;Defence Industrial Research Project;Revision Military Incorporated;Integrated Soldier System Project;Soldier Information Requirements Technology Demonstration Program
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2018-D095 — Reference Document
Date of publication
01 Jan 2019
Number of Pages
39
DSTKIM No
CA048479
CANDIS No
809035
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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