THE EFFECTS OF PREDICTIVE SOLUTIONS ON TRAINING TIME AND POST-TRAINING PERFORMANCE FOR CONTROL SYSTEMS WITH HUMAN OPERATORS.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The effect of predictive solutions on human operator training time and post-training performance in a complex manual control system was investigated. A control system with a slow and complex response to the input signals was formulated. Fifty operators, 25 with aid of predictive solutions and 25 without the predictive solutions, were tested and the mean performance of each group was compared to that of the other. There was a significant improvement in the training time when the predictive solutions were provided. The improvement was directly proportional to the complexity of the system. The greater the initial challenge of the system, the greater was the worth of the predictive solutions. The post-training performance was better by a factor of two when9the predictive solutions were available to the operator. The performance of the operators without the aid of predictive solutions remained inconsistent even after a steady-state performance had been reached. Author
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