Accession Number:

AD0716796

Title:

Predicting Human Performance. 1. Estimating the Probability of Visual Detection

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1970-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The report is one in a series intended to develop methods or models which maximize the use of the scientific literature as a basis for predicting human performance. Such performance has been described as falling into a few simple classes in which the probability of detection, pD, the reaction time, number correct, etc., are each part of the definition of a unique class of performance. The document is concerned with sensory performance in target detection, defined in terms of the pD of a flash of light.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE