Accession Number : AD0430035


Title :   MAN-COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES PROBLEMS.


Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 3,


Corporate Author : DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC DARIEN CONN


Personal Author(s) : Gagliardi,U O ; Kaplan,Ira ; Vallerie,L L


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 72


Abstract : The work reported concerns the observation of problem-solving behavior exhibited by subjects who were given an allocation-of-resources task. The task was to deploy Polaris-like weapon systems against a given target system under stated constraints. While the task is formulable as an integer linear programming problem, the subjects solved it by resorting to heuristic procedures. These procedures, as well as the solutions produced, seem to indicate that a problem solver may encounter considerable difficulty in uncovering the ordering of decision alternatives, if this ordering is a partial one. Following the study of unaided performance, two distinct computer-aid concepts were developed and tested. (Author)


Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR , *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , *JOB ANALYSIS , DECISION MAKING , WEAPON SYSTEMS , LINEAR PROGRAMMING , AUTOMATION , MOBILE , MANNED , COMPUTERS , EYE , MOTION , AUTOMATIC , MAPPING , DETECTION , PERFORMANCE TESTS , TARGET RECOGNITION , DIGITAL COMPUTERS , TARGET DISCRIMINATION , DATA PROCESSING


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