HUMAN FACTORS IN WEAPON SYSTEM EVALUATION
LITTON SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT LAB FORT ORD CA
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Weapon systems have at least a material component and a human component. Evaluation of the operational effectiveness of weapon systems must fully involve both components. The evaluation situation must be tactically realistic, personnel who normally man the system should be used, and there should be an attempt to stress the participants. To accomplish these goals, adequate information and response loads must be provided participants, over- control should be avoided, and player and instrumentation personnel quality control should be assured. Suggestions are developed for simulating two-sided combat, the concept of nonreactive testing is introduced, and the role of incentives and rewards to motivate and control performance is discussed.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems