Accession Number : AD0720354

Title :   Digital Simulation of the Performance of Intermediate Size Crews: Application and Validation of a Model for Crew Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA SCIENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Siegel,Arthur I. ; Wolf,J. Jay ; Cosentino,Joseph

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : Based on current psychological theory, military doctrine, and previously developed and tested functional relationships, selected psychosocial, personnel, and performance variables are woven into a stochastic mathematical model for digitally simulating closed man-machine systems operated by crews of from 4 to 20 members. This probabilistic model is presented in terms of a detailed logic and processing flow sequence. An operational mission (Viet Nam river patrol) selected for the evaluation of the model is then described and quantified as required for input to the model. The results of a series of evaluative simulation runs, in which the computer simulation model is applied to the mission, are reported. These results are compared with independent criterion data for the same mission. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), ORGANIZATIONS, CURVE FITTING, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, SIMULATION, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, MISSION PROFILES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, DATA PROCESSING, VIETNAM

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE