An obvious deficit with a virtual environment is that normal collaboration, done by looking at another operator’s console, cannot happen. You cannot see their display, nor the buttons or menus they are selecting. The purpose of this test is to verify that software tools can be provided which replace or improve the operator’s ability to collaborate when compared to traditional collaboration methods.
I served as the primary researcher on the effort.
This is a summary of our methodology. Full details of the final report are unavailable pursuant to Department of Defense distribution restrictions.