Accession Number : ADA258553


Title :   Modeling the Dynamics of Mental Workload and Human Performance in Complex Systems


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 1991-10 Aug 1992


Corporate Author : SEARCH TECHNOLOGY INC NORCROSS GA


Personal Author(s) : Rouse, William B ; Edwards, Sharon L ; Hammer, John M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258553.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : This program studied the relationship between subjective workload and human behavior and proposed a model of the dynamics of this relationship. Results of three simulation experiments are detailed in this report and show that simple linear identification algorithms are robust in online identification of noisy, nonlinear versions of the model. This model and the associated algorithms have the potential to enable online inferences of workload and could be used to prompt/invoke human aiding or automated systems to help reduce workload. Applications for such systems exist in aiding aircraft pilots; command, control, communication decision makers; and other personnel in dynamic, time constrained environments.


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *WORKLOAD , ALGORITHMS , COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , SIMULATION , HUMANS , PILOTS , IDENTIFICATION , PERSONNEL , MENTAL ABILITY , BEHAVIOR , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , TIME , DYNAMICS , ENVIRONMENTS , AIRCRAFT , MODELS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE