Accession Number : ADA326755

Title :   Simulating Human Characteristics for Operational Studies.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Lloyd, Ian V.

PDF Url : ADA326755

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The effect of errors in models of human response on the outcome of a simulated sequence of events can be significantly large compared to the precision with which physical events are typically modelled. The effects of such errors can accumulate when events are propagated up and down a command and control chain. For a simulation of a system to be realistic, the products of simulated human decisions should be available in accordance with human cognitive limitations and at human rates of response. An approach to structuring simulations of human tactical response is proposed. This approach requires pre-processing of the simulation procedures to establish their cognitive resource loading for different levels of simulated expertise. Run-time processes are also required to regulate access of behaviour algorithms to simulated cognitive resources, and to dynamically adjust those resources as a function of stress.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *DECISION MAKING, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *BEHAVIOR, *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, SIMULATION, MODELS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, COGNITION, SEQUENCES, LIMITATIONS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, RESOURCES, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE