Accession Number : AD0665455

Title :   ADAPTIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HUMAN CONTROLLER OF TIME-VARYING SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Dec 62-Dec 65,

Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Elkind,Jerome I. ; Miller,Duncan C.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : The studies are directed toward the development of models for one aspect of human controller adaptation--adaptation by trained controllers to sudden changes in controlled-element dynamics of single-axis compensatory control systems. The multi-phase model proposed consists of detection, identification, modification, and optimization phases. Detailed models for all four phases of the adaptive process are presented and substantiated by experimental results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS), PILOTS, DECISION THEORY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DETECTION, IDENTIFICATION, OPTIMIZATION, DYNAMICS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DECISION MAKING, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REFLEXES, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE