Accession Number : AD0779461

Title :   MANMOD: A Computer Program for Statistical Analysis of Dynamical Systems Involving Man as a Controller.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Baron,Sheldon ; Berliner,Jeffrey E.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 166

Abstract : MANMOD is a digital computer program that is designed to predict operator/system response during a compensatory tracking task. The program is specifically tailored to handle manned operation of missile weapons systems, where the quality and nature of the displayed information, the characteristics of platform and/or target induced motion, and the operator response strategy change with time. Thus, MANMOD can be used to study time-dependent effects, such as disturbance variations, instrument switchovers, and temporary loss of the optical target signal. In addition, the incorporation of displayed-related threshold and resolution limitations allows one to study, with reasonable fidelity, the effects of instrument modification. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Antimissile defense systems, *Computer programs, *Statistical analysis, Man machine systems, Control theory, Tracking, Kalman filtering

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE