Accession Number : ADA359405
Title : A Designer's Guide to Human Performance Modelling (La Modelisation des Performances Humaines: Manuel du Concepteur).
Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
Report Date : DEC 1998
Pagination or Media Count : 163
Abstract : Working Group 22 was convened in 1995, jointly sponsored by the Aerospace Medical Panel and the Flight Vehicle Panel to investigate the use of Human Performance Models within the specification, procurement, design, qualification and certification of military systems. In particular the group focused on the selection, application and use of HPMs by the system designer. An expert system approach was selected to ensure that the designer considered all the relevant factors when selecting a new model or tool. This was implemented using a commercially available expert system shell. The user is asked to select options that most closely describe his resources and requirements and the Human Operator Modelling Expert Review (HOMER) then rank-orders the HPMs in its database and suggests the most appropriate model. The group carried out some walkthroughs of existing models/tools to demonstrate typical uses in the analysis of specific issues. These are included as case studies. These were included to give potential users some insight into the ease or complexity of use in order to evaluate the required aspect of human performance. In addition the group also considered the model developer community by examining the limitations of existing models, commercial implications and usability issues in order to guide any future development.
Descriptors : *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , DATA BASES , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , DECISION MAKING , MODELS , COGNITION , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , EXPERT SYSTEMS , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , VISUAL PERCEPTION , AEROSPACE MEDICINE , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS.
Subject Categories : CYBERNETICS
HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING & MAN MACHINE SYSTEM
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE