Accession Number : ADA291707

Title :   Proceedings of the Military Operations Research Society Workshop Held in Alexandria, Virginia on 27-29 Mar 90. Human Behavior and Performance as Essential Ingredients in Realistic Modeling of Combat-MORIMOC III,

Corporate Author : MILITARY OPERATIONS RESEARCH SOCIETY ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Murtaugh, Charles A.

PDF Url : ADA291707

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : This proceedings provides the results of this MORS Workshop convened to: (1) Develop understanding of the extent to which human performance and behavior affect combat and inputs to military decisions and (2) Define approaches to including human performance factors in modeling and analysis of combat so as to account for the influence of humans in assessing the battlefield effectiveness of military forces. Included are the reports of the five Working Groups, each assigned a specific problem in the following areas: (1) For which decision issues and at what levels are human performance factors essential ingredients to military decisions? (2) Develop understanding of human performance factors and data bases of such factors, including aggregation of such data and its validity. (3) How can historical combat data be used in modeling and analysis to provide effects of battle stressors on human performance and the impact on battle conduct? (4) Develop a plan by which behavioral sciences, human factors, and operations research efforts can be applied on efforts such as generation of needed human performance data and maIling such data usable in existing and future combat models. (5) Develop a conceptual approach to incorporating higher level behavioral factors in modeling/analysis to support decision issues. Include consideration of models driven by military objectives rather than attrition.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, DATA BASES, VIRGINIA, WARFARE, DECISION MAKING, IMPACT, MODELS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BATTLEFIELDS, HUMANS, ATTRITION, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, HISTORY, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, BEHAVIOR, BATTLES.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE