New Saint Concepts and the SAINT II Simulation Program.
PRITSKER AND ASSOCIATES INC WEST LAFAYETTE IND
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A network modeling and analysis technique called SAINT II has been developed to model and analyze complex Air Force man-machine systems. The modeling vehicle developed is a set of network symbols and terminology and the analysis technique is computer simulation. SAINT II obtains system performance measures for networks that represent a mission consisting of a set of tasks performed by a crew of operators having a complement of equipment in the face of environmental factors. These system performance measures are obtained via a simulation approach. Human engineering considerations are reflected in the modeling technique by means of task parameter specifications, task precedence and sequencing relations, and psycho-social and environmental factors affecting crew performance. This report describes new capabilities included in the SAINT II. Techniques have been incorporated which allow for the dynamic specification of system and operator characteristics as a function of mission contingencies or differences in operator performance capabilities.
- Computer Systems
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems