Effects of Track Load on Decision Performance in Simulated Command and Control Operations.
Interim rept. Oct 80-Sep 81,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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An experiment was conducted using a simulated air defense task that invoked the cognitive demands of command and control decision making. Navy enlisted personnel performed this simualtion under various levels of task load in order to verify that performance in the simulation is consistent with actual operations. As expected, decision performance became poorer as track load was increased. A marked performance deficit occurred when the task demands exceeded the humans processing limit. The addition of a second task that was performed concurrently further degraded performance by increasing the overall task demand. A theoretical framework was presented to explicate decision performance in the air defense simulation. Author
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems