Accession Number:

ADA017103

Title:

Toward a Methodology for Man-Machine Function Allocation in the Automation of Surveillance Systems. Volume 1. Summary

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 8 Mar 1971-12 Dec 1974

Corporate Author:

CANYON RESEARCH GROUP INC GOLETA CA HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH DIV

Report Date:

1975-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

A study was conducted to determine some of the performance implications of various degrees of automation in surveillance systems. The objective was to aid system designers of future surveillance systems in making trade-off decisions. A general functional taxonomy of surveillance systems was developed and each function was considered in terms of the necessity of operator involvement versus the likely success of full automation. A model of human information processing in surveillance systems was developed and various strengths and weaknesses of surveillance system operators were discussed in relation to the elements of the model.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE