Measuring Maritime Combat System Improvements – Research Summary (Canada) for The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) Human Resources and Performance (HUM) Joint Panel 2 (JP2) Activity 2


  1. Ho, G.
  2. Hunter, T.
  3. Hunter, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN);Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre, Halifax NS (CAN)
As part of Key Activity 2, for The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP), Human Resources and Performance (HUM) Joint Panel 2 on Maritime Human Factors, this document summarizes the metrics applied in five recent Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) projects on maritime human factors. Specifically, we compare the metrics used in DRDC work with naval command team metrics identified by a 2014 NATO Technical Report on analysing and measuring naval command performance. From this work, it is apparent that for two of our projects, Virtual Victoria and Course of Action Testbed, the metrics used were diverse and examined many of the high level categories identified in the NATO document. Two other projects, Impact of Automation and Sonar Crewing, only used a limited set of metrics, and focused on factors like Quality of Action, Quality of Information and Decision Making metrics. A fifth project, Command Reconnaissance Area Control and Coordination Environmental Network (CRACCEN) has only just started, but is expected to employ many of the metrics identified in the NATO document. This comparison allows TTCP members to see how DRDC applies naval command metrics to its research and allows DRDC to see the gaps on how metrics are applied in our own research.

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Metrics;Operational Measures of Effectiveness;Teamwork;team performance
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2019-D005 — Reference Document
Date of publication
01 May 2019
Number of Pages
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