Development of a Human Performance Reliability Data System: Phase I.
BUNKER-RAMO CORP WESTLAKE VILLAGE CALIF
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The human performance reliability HPR data system developed consists of assumptions, goals and definitions, a structure for classifying data elements, procedures for developing a data bank and procedures for retrieving HPR data from that bank. The heart of the HPR system is a taxonomic structure for classifying both general behavioral and man-machine specific studies. Studies are classified in terms ofthe behavioral function performed, the stimuli presented and the equipment used to respond, environmental, subject and task characteristics. The end product of the classification is a descriptor used to retrieve data. Data are retrieved by first encoding a question asked of the HPR system, i.e. by translating the questioninto descriptor categories. The system then operates on the basis of andor logic to sort progressively through the various categories to achieve the closest possible match with the entry descriptor. Thus, the precise answer to the question asked can be retrieved, assuming that the data bank contains appropriate data. Author
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