Optimizing Operator Performance on Advanced Training Simulators: Preliminary Development of a Performance Assessment and Modeling Capability
Technical rept. May 1980-Feb 1982
APPLIED SCIENCE ASSOCIATES INC VALENCIA PA
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This report presents results from the first phase of a project concerned with human-machine integration in computer-aided systems, with a specific focus on the PATRIOT Air Defense missile system. The objective of the work is the development of a performance optimization model that will relate human-operator performance to aspects of operator training and selection, human- machine integration, and system deployment. A hierarchy of performance measures characterizing operator performance at the system, mission, and individual task levels was developed and implemented on a PATRIOT environmental, full-task simulator. The second set of project activities involve the development of a simulation model of a PATRIOT Engagement Control Station console operator. This simulation model is to be used as a partial surrogate for experimentation with actual console operators in the construction of an operator performance optimization model. The logical basis for the operator model is described and procedures for parameterizing and validating the model are presented.
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