Accession Number : ADA083686

Title :   An Annotated Bibliography on Operator Mental Workload Assessment

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Dec 79


Personal Author(s) : Wierwille, Walter W ; Williges, Beverly H

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Report Date : 26 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 414

Abstract : An annotated bibliography on operator mental workload is presented with supporting information. This bibliography is based upon two literature searches, one performed in 1977 in support of a survey and analysis catalog (AD A059 501) and one performed in 1979 as an update. Each literature citation presented contains reference information, an abstract, a numerical workload technique category classification, a numerical operator behavior classification, and a group of word descriptors. Workload methods are divided into 28 specific techniques in four major categories: opinion, spare mental capacity, primary task, and physiological. Applicable operator behaviors are similarly divided into categories. The descriptors associated with each citation designate the general workload classification, the specific workload classification, the type of presentation, the type of facilities used, and the potential aircrew application. Over 600 citations are presented. Two indexes are also provided. The first is a workload technique index, and the second is an experimental facility index. It is concluded that periodic updating of the bibliography will be required and that attention should be directed toward computerizing future workload bibliographies. (Author)


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE