New Developments in SAINT: The SAINT III Simulation Program.
Final rept. Oct 74-Jun 75,
PRITSKER AND ASSOCIATES INC WEST LAFAYETTE IND
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A network modeling and simulation technique called SAINT III has been developed to model and analyze, via a computer simulation approach, complex man-machine systems. SAINT III incorporates the capability for including discrete and continuous elements in a model, as well as interactions between the two. SAINT III obtains system performance measures for models that represent a set of ordered tasks performed by a crew of operators having individual characteristics. In addition, human engineering considerations are included in a model by means of task parameter specifications, task precedence and sequencing relations, and psycho-social and environmental factors affecting operator performance. This report describes the new capabilities included in the SAINT III simulation program. Techniques have been incorporated for the specification of moderator functions, the generation of user-specified input and output, the use of operator and system attributes, and the definition of general task characteristics. In addition, modifications and deletions of SAINT II program capabilities are described. Author
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems