Accession Number : AD0436872


Title :   DIGITAL SIMULATION OF SUBMARINE CREW PERFORMANCE. I. LOGIC OF A PSYCHOSOCIAL MODEL FOR DIGITALLY SIMULATING CREW PERFORMANCE,


Corporate Author : APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA


Personal Author(s) : Siegel, Arthur I ; Wolf, J Jay ; Barcik, J David ; Miehle, William


Report Date : Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 142


Abstract : The psychological concepts of group theory are organized and presented as they apply to the military situation in which crews operate in confined quarters for extended time intervals. Based upon selected aspects of this body of concepts, a logic is developed for digitally simulating crew performance in a closed man-machine system. Thus, a model is formulated and described which has as its primary aim the prediction of system effectiveness using primarily psychosocial variables. The data required as input to the model, including general mission, equipment, and personnel information, are described. The computational techniques are formulated for a digital computer in accordance with the psychologic and are based on expected military, social, and environmental conditions. The simulation involves the prediction of performance for individualized 'men,' selected appropriately from the crew to form teams which accomplish each specific task of the mission. Results expected to be available from the model, including measures of system effectiveness, personnel loading, and personnel data, are described. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *SUBMARINE PERSONNEL , SIMULATION , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , GROUP DYNAMICS , DIGITAL COMPUTERS , APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY , MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , COMPUTER LOGIC , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MATHEMATICAL MODELS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE