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Project Title: Panel on Human Factors Science at the Army Research Laboratory

PIN: DEPS-LAB-12-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Laboratory Assessments Board DEPS
Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board

Mozhi, Arul

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Engineering and Technology

Panel on Human Factors Science at the Army Research Laboratory
July 8, 2014 - July 10, 2014
Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen, Maryland

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

0900-0915 Welcome, Administrative Remarks. and Introductions, Dr. Kenneth Boff, Panel Chair, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL, and Mr. John Lockett, Director (acting), HRED

0915-0945 ARL Overview, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL

0945-1015 ARL Human Sciences Overview, Mr. John Lockett, Director (acting), HRED

1015-1030 Human Systems Integration Program and Strategy, Dr. Pam Savage-Knepshield

1030-1045 Break

Human Systems Integration
1045-1115 Model Based Soldier Decision Framework (MBSDF), Ms. Diane Mitchell and Dr. Christopher Best

1115-1145 Development of the Next Generation of Adaptive Interfaces, Dr. Jeffrey Hansberger

1145-1245 Working Lunch – HSI Demonstrations and Posters in Collaboration Commons

1245-1300 Soldier Survivability Program and Strategy, Ms. Stephanie Snead

1300-1330 Characterizing Task Performance of Injured Soldiers, Ms. Latrice Hall

1330-1345 Transport to Building 520

Sensory Perception
1345-1400 Sensory Perception Program and Strategy, Mr. Bruce Amrein

1400-1430 Environment for Auditory Research (EAR) Tour and Sensory Perception Posters

1430-1445 Transport to Building 459

1445-1500 Break

1500-1530 Effectiveness of Enhancement & Countermeasure Techniques on Perception of Military Vehicular Sounds, Dr. Mark Ericson

1530-1600 Improving CBRNE Warfighter Communications Using Bone Conduction Technology, Dr. Kim Pollard

1600-1630 Modeling the Effects of Focus on Target Saliency: A Texture and Edge Based Method, Dr. Samantha Wallace

1630-1645 Day 1 Wrap Up

1830-2030 Joint Working Dinner: Panel & ARL Personnel

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Physical and Cognitive Performance

0900-0930 Physical and Cognitive Performance Program & Strategy, Dr. LaFiandra

0930-1000 The Effect of Physical Load and Environment on Soldier Performance: Results, Metric Development and Future Directions, Dr. Philip Crowell

1000-1030 Estimating Soldier Ground Reaction Forces Using Activity Monitor
Acceleration, Dr. Jennifer Neugebauer

1030-1045 Break

1045-1100 Transport to “M” Range

1100-1115 M Range Overview and Tour, Dr. Michael LaFiandra and Mr. Thomas Fry

1115-1145 Effects of Weapon Recoil on Marksmanship Performance, Mr. Frank Morelli

1145-1200 Transport to SPEAR, bldg 851

1200-1230 Lunch with Post Docs and Early Career Employees (2nd floor conference room)

1230-1300 Biomechanics Lab -- Posters and Demos (1st floor)

1300-1315 Closing remarks, Mr. John Lockett

Thursday, 10 July 2014

1000-1030 Full Panel Meets with ARL Scientists

1030-1130 Small Group Panel Meetings with ARL Scientists
• Human Systems Integration
• Sensory Perception
• Physical and Cognitive Performance
1130-1200 Panel Meets with ARL Senior Management

1200 Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Kenneth Boff
Linda Ng Boyle
Jean MacMillan
Nancy Cooke
Howard Egeth
Matthew S Peterson
Pamela H Dalton
King-Hay Yang
Jerome Busemeyer

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Discussion of potential perceptions of possible sources of bias and conflict of interest
Discussion of process for the assessment of the ARL human sciences discipline
Discussion of impressions formed from review of persentations, posters, tours, and demonstrations

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 10, 2014