Accession Number : ADA190173

Title :   Extension of Computer Based Algorithms by Operator Analysts.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : JET PROPULSION LAB PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s) : Rennie, Michael W

PDF Url : ADA190173

Report Date : 28 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Algorithm development should have two phases. The computer portion and the portion to be incorporated in operator analyst training. A knowledgeable operator analyst should be able to perform analysis beyond the means of any particular computerized algorithm available to that analyst. This follows from the fact that humans can understand the consequences of the limitations of particular computer implementations and correct, in part, for them. Computer based algorithm limitations may have different causes: 1) The algorithms may be based on incomplete or inaccurate models; 2) The algorithms may not be flexible enough to adapt to the need for changes in analysis criteria; 3) The algorithms may take shortcuts because of limitations in computer storage or speed; 4) There may be refinements in the analysis which could be computed but are not because they depend on parameters which are insufficiently well known; and 5) Computer output formates may be restrictive.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, ANALYSTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FORMATES, HUMANS, LIMITATIONS, OUTPUT, OPTIMIZATION, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER OPERATORS, ARMY TRAINING

Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE