Accession Number : ADP001632

Title :   Human-Machine Interface Issues in the Design of Increasingly Automated NASA Control Rooms,

Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,Christine M.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The paper provides a report of work-in-progress examining the potential effects of introducing increased levels of automation in command and control environments for NASA's near-earth satellites. To date, the work has examined the implications of automation and concluded that there are times when costs outweight benefits, thus suggesting that automation not be introduced into a system. Assuming that some level of automation is introduced, the roles of the human operator in automated systems is explored. Further research on information displays designed to support the roles of the human in automated systems is described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Man machine systems, Command and control systems, Automation, Interfaces, Control centers, Ground support, Cost analysis, Benefits, Man computer interface, Display systems, Operators(Personnel), Space systems, Information systems, Decision making, Workload, Overload

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE