Accession Number:

ADA196502

Title:

Extension of Computer Based Algorithms by Operator Analysts and Management System. Bragg-Cell Receiver Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECHNOLOGY PASADENA JET PROPULSION LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Algorithm development should have two phases The computer portion and the portion to be incorporated in operator analyst training. A knowledgeable operator analyst should be able to perform analysis beyond the means of any particular computerized algorithm available to that analyst. This follows from the fact that humans can understand the consequences of the limitations of particular computer implementations and correct, in part, for them. Computer based algorithm limitations may have different causes 1 The algorithms may be based on incomplete or inaccurate models 2 The algorithms may not be flexible enough to adapt to the need for changes in analysis criteria 3 The algorithms may take shortcuts because of limitations in computer storage or speed 4 There may be refinements in the analysis which could be computed but are not because they depend on parameters which are insufficiently well known and 5 Computer output formats may be restrictive. Keywords Fix estimation, Bias, Variance.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE