Accession Number:

ADA159956

Title:

Human Factors Aspects of Simulation: Report of the Working Group on Simulation

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC COMMITTEE ON HUMAN FACTORS

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

The increasing importance and pervasiveness of simulation are due to several factors including cost and time savings that can be realized in system design and training, the ability to reproduce and examine situations that would be unsafe using actual equipment, the control and measurement of human-machine performance in a benign environment, and the capability to investigate conditions that would be impractical to arrange otherwise. Shortcomings in the use of current simulators are described and recommendations are made for research needed to enhance the value and use of simulators.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE