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MERKAVA TANK BARAK

DESIGNING A FUTURE-FORWARD COMMANDER’S STATION IN THE NEW MERKAVA-BARAK TANK BREAKING THE PARADIGM: COMPLEX SYSTEMS MUST BE BUILT FOR ACTION

THE CHALLENGES

The role of a tank commander is one of the most challenging roles in the IDF. While commanding additional three team members who are running the tank, the commander is required to be aware of the battlefield reality in detail, and in some cases responsible for actions of more tanks in his echelon.

Situational awareness

The commander must keep his head inside the turret, to be protected from enemy fire. Doing so, the commander is blind to the outside world.

Situational awareness

The commander must keep his head inside the turret, to be protected from enemy fire. Doing so, the commander is blind to the outside world.

Situational awareness

The commander must keep his head inside the turret, to be protected from enemy fire. Doing so, the commander is blind to the outside world.

Situational awareness

The commander must keep his head inside the turret, to be protected from enemy fire. Doing so, the commander is blind to the outside world.

PROJECT'S GOAL

To provide the tank commander tiebreaker technology that will provide significant advantage in understanding the battlefield while reducing cognitive burden dramatically.

The system we designed was based on three main components: a touch screen, a handheld joystick, and a smart visor that integrated augmented reality (AR) technology, enabling the tank commander to see outside of the tank, without dangerously and unnecessarily sticking their head outside.

THE RESULT

ONE CENTRALIZED PLACE FOR ALL OF THE TANK’S SYSTEM OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT.

We designed the interaction of the tank command center, enabling a single place for operations and management, from where the tank commander can continuously lead operations and control battle outcomes (to the best of his ability), with minimal risk to his life. All of the system’s components could be synchronized: the stick controller, tactical computer software, and smart visor.

The Impact

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