Accession Number : AD0748247

Title :   Response Surface Methodology Related to Problems of Target Acquisition.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Williges,Robert C. ; Simon,Charles W.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : In order to specify man's target acquisition capabilities and limitations many equipment and situational variables as well as their interactions must be considered simultaneously. Response Surface Methodology (RSM), originally developed for use in the chemical industry, provides an experimental technique for collecting data on many variables at once in order to develop a multiple regression polynomial equation which describes the functional relationship between performance score and the experimental variables. This equation, in turn, can be used to predict target acquisition performance. Besides mathematical advantages of RSM, the technique provides human factors engineer with additional advantages of economy of data collection, flexibility in experimental approach, and efficiency in controlling undesirable fluctuations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TARGET ACQUISITION, COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS), REGRESSION ANALYSIS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE