Accession Number:

AD0402913

Title:

Measuring Performance Changes in Highly Transient Extreme Heat Stress: Rationale, Problem, and Experimental Procedures

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul 1961-Jul 1962

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES BIOTECHNOLOGY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

A review of the existing state of the art for handling human performance under transient heat stress is presented. It was concluded that it would be necessary to develop a new methodology based on micro-performance measurements to assess severe localized transient heat stresses as relevant to contemporary flight problems. The test procedure proposed is based on the rationale that a primary task with difficulty that can be varied according to subject error in order to maintain a relatively constant subject performance level can be used as a measure of the moment-to-moment perceptual load. In addition to the primary task, secondary tasks have been suggested to help simulate problems in decision-making and verbal communication.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE