Accession Number : ADP001159

Title :   Methods for Identifying Pilot Dynamics,

Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Levison,William H.

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Procedures for identifying pilot dynamics are reviewed, with emphasis on frequency-response analysis of data obtained in well-controlled test environments. This paper discusses some theoretical constraints relevant to the computation of operator describing functions and remnant spectra; reviews advantages and limitations of frequency-domain techniques commonly used; and describes the use of sum-of-sines inputs to enhance the measurement environment. Procedures for identifying pilot-related parameters of the Optimal Control Model are reviewed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Pilots, *Workload, *Performance(Human), *Mathematical models, Optimization, Closed loop systems, Behavior, Predictions, Variables, Feedback, Correlation techniques, Fourier analysis, Job analysis, Error analysis, Manual operation, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE