Accession Number:

AD0735762

Title:

Studies of Performance in Complex Aircrew Tasks

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The basic objective of the research was the investigation of human performance under conditions of divided attention growing out of the requirement to divide attention between multiple information sources which is placed on operators of many modern man-machine systems. For example, performance under such conditions is normally required in the operation of an aircraft or in the process of controlling air traffic from the ground. The research is focused on performance in two types of divided attention paradigm designs, sequential and simultaneous. In a simultaneous demand situation, the operator is required to process at least two sources of information simultaneously. The sequential demand situation requires rapid alternation between at least two sources of information.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE