SAM System Performance Evaluation: E-O Data for Human Operator Model Development.
SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OHIO
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A simulation experiment was performed to collect data on the performance characteristics of human operators tracking an aircraft using an electrooptical TV tracking system. Two teams were used in the study, each consisting of an azimuth tracker and an elevation tracker. The target aircrafts trajectory was one of five different flight profiles. Performance metrics consisted of angular tracking error in azimuth and elevation. Analysis of variance and Tukey tests were the primary statistical analysis techniques. All tracking errors were relatively low but statistical significance was obtained for trajectory differences, team differences, session effects, and team by session interactions. These data will be used to develop models of the human operators to be included in attrition models such as TAC ZINGER. In this way, Air Force researchers and strategists will be able to obtain engagement data, such as miss-distance and PK, when the threat system is operating in manual modes in addition to the automatic modes currently included in these models. Author
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