Accession Number : AD0704115

Title :   STUDY OF ADAPTIVE MATHEMATICAL MODELS FOR DERIVING AUTOMATED PILOT PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES. Volume II. Appendices.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 68-Jan 69,

Corporate Author : MELPAR FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : Connelly,E. M. ; Schuler,A. R. ; Knoop,Patricia A.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 508

Abstract : The report documents research on a new approach to deriving human performance measures and criteria for use in automatically evaluating trainee performance. The ultimate application of the research is to provide methods for automatically measuring pilot performance in a flight simulator or from recorded in-flight data. An efficient method of representing performance data within a computer is described. A system of adaptive mathematical and computer models is developed to examine representative performance data corresponding to known skill-levels and to independently develop a unique method of performance evaluation. Three types of models are developed, each of which is designed to derive and use (in an adaptive performance evaluation scheme) unique types of performance measures: (1) State-transfer measures, which are based on overall trends of the performance; (2) Absolute measures, which are based on a comparison of actual performance with some reference or standard; and (3) Relative measures, which are based on relations among various performance variables. A preliminary demonstration and an evaluation of the system are made, using a simulated aircraft landing program to provide hypothetical test data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, *AIR FORCE TRAINING), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MEASUREMENT), FLIGHT SIMULATORS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, AUTOMATION, SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE