Accession Number : ADA258151
Title : Using Constraint Satisfaction Networks to Study Aircrew Selection for Advanced Cockpits.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 90-Jan 91,
Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
Personal Author(s) : Blower, David J.
Report Date : JAN 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : Pilot selection techniques for the U.S. Navy must meet the challenges offered by the next generation of aircraft. One specific technological advance is likely to be the introduction of machine intelligence into the cockpit to assist pilots in their assigned tasks. We presently do not have any psychological tests in our selection toolkit to measure the cognitive skills needed to interact optimally with machine intelligence. This research has the goal of developing psychological tests, together with the accompanying mathematical models, to measure individual differences in pilot candidates with regard to cooperative human-machine problem solving. The groundwork for a constraint satisfaction network (CSN) approach to cooperative human-machine problem solving was laid down. The details and terminology of a simple CSN were explained. An algorithm to calculate the minimum energy of a CSN was explored in great depth. This algorithm is important because it is the basis for a numerical solution to the mathematical model underlying the CSN. Human-machine cooperative problem solving, Constraint satisfaction networks, Simulated annealing.
Descriptors : *FLIGHT CREWS , *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , *PERSONNEL SELECTION , ALGORITHMS , COCKPITS , COGNITION , PILOTS , PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS , MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS.
Subject Categories : PSYCHOLOGY
HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING & MAN MACHINE SYSTEM
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE