Accession Number : AD0709380

Title :   A DISCRETE STOCHASTIC OPTIMAL CONTROL MODEL OF THE HUMAN OPERATOR IN A CLOSED-LOOP TRACKING TASK.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Paskin,Harvey M.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : A discrete stochastic optimal control model of the human operator is developed for the single-loop compensatory/pursuit tracking situation. The model generates signals corresponding to those in the physical closed-loop tracking situation. There is one parameter which is varied to match model-experimental normalized tracking error at one data point. With this parameter fixed, the model then predicts normalized tracking error and power spectra of control loop signals for an input which approximates a rectangular power spectrum. The model is applied to simple first and second order controlled elements in both compensatory and pursuit display situations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRACKING, MODEL TESTS), (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PURSUIT COURSES, SIMULATION, OPTIMIZATION, AUTOMATA, SERVOMECHANISMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE