Survey of Human Operator Modeling Techniques for Measurement Applications.
Final rept. Apr 76-Dec 77,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX
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The purpose of this study was to review existing human operator modeling techniques and evaluate their potential utility for performance measurement applications. The major human operator characteristics that ought to be accounted for by a useful model were identified. Then existing models were categorized, surveyed, and summarized. Models in each category were evaluated based on the extent to which they represent the identified human operator characteristics as well as other aspects of their general validity for performance measurement applications. Results are that none of the models implement more than a few of the human operator characteristics many are based on assumptions which are unacceptable for measurement applications and others have not been developed far enough to justify their use as a point of departure for measurement. It is concluded that existing models are not sufficiently representative of known characteristics of human behavior to be useful for general applications in performance measurement. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations