Accession Number : ADP003272

Title :   A Computer Simulation to Predict Target Identification Latencies,

Corporate Author : PRITSKER AND ASSOCIATES INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Gawron,V. J. ; Laughery,K. R. , Jr. ; Jorgensen,C. C. ; Polito,J.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : As part of an ongoing program to develop computer models of human performance (MOPADS, Model of Operator Performance in Air Defense Systems), a computer model was developed to predict the target identification latencies of human observers. The model predicts these latencies as a function of one or more relevant independent variables. The values of these variables can be defined by the user (e.g., number of observers, observer's time on task) or be provided from an ongoing simulation of an air defense scenario (e.g., distance to target, target speed). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Performance(Human), *Target acquisition, *Computerized simulation, *Man machine systems, Performance Tests, Skills, Visual signals, Target recognition, Identification, Perception(Psychology), Air defense, Scenarios, Models, Variables, Research Management, Management information systems, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE