Accession Number:

AD0256625

Title:

VULNERABILITY OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE IN COMMUNICATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Research and theoretical speculations concerning the human link as one source of vulnerability in military communication systems are highlighted. The following factors were concerned 1 Characteristics of the message, including amount of information and readability 2 The physical environment, with specific reference to noise, atmospheric and thermal conditions, and stress including isolation and confinement and 3 Characteristics of the human operator including sensory, perceptual and intellectual capacities vigilance and susceptibility to fatigue training and memory social, motivational and personality factors and psychopathology.

Subject Categories:

  • Voice Communications
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE