Accession Number : ADP002886

Title :   Decision and Display Analysis in a Simple Surveillance Problem,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Greitzer,F. L. ; Hershman,R. L.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Last year at this workshop the authors reported on human performance in a decision making task posed in terms of target surveillance. The target was either at a previous fix or had moved to a new location offset by a known distance and random angle. The problem was to decide, based on a noisy sample of data, which of these two states was true. To assess human information processing abilities we derived an optimal processor to compare with human performance data. In this report they pursue the relationship between visual and auditory representations of the task and describe effects of alternative representations on human performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Performance(Human), *Decision making, *Information processing, *Surveillance, Targets, Stationary, Moving targets, Hearing, Vision, Limitations, Awareness

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE