Accession Number : ADP001154

Title :   The Optimal Control Model for the Human Operator: Theory, Validation, and Application,

Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Levison,William H.

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The Optimal Control Model for the Human Operator is reviewed. Underlying concepts are presented and the model structure is described. Special emphasis is given to the treatment of attentional workload, including the relationship between workload and closed-loop performance. Validating experimental results are presented, and both predictive and diagnostic applications of the model are reviewed. Areas of further model development and application are summarized. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Operators(Personnel), *Performance(Human), *Optimization, *Workload, Motivation, Models, Variables, Mathematical models, Job analysis, Validation, Pilots, Man machine systems, Experimental design, Operational effectiveness, Predictions, Configuration management, Simulators, Stress(Psychology), Stress(Physiology), Systems analysis, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE