DECISION-MAKING MODELING FOR THEORY OF HUMAN ERROR

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1693
Agency Tracking Number:
1693
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Systems Technology Inc. (Currently SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC)
13766 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA, 90250
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
R. Wade Allen
Investigator
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROJECT COVERS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANALYTICAL MODEL AND THEORY OF HUMAN ERROR FOR AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS COMPRISING ON-BOARD AND OFF-PLATFORM HUMANS, AIRCRAFT, AND TRAFFIC CONTROL/COMMUNICATION/NAVIGATION/FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM ELEMENTS. THE THEORY IS INTENDED TO CHARACTERIZE SUPERVISORY, MONITORING, DECISION-MAKING, INFORMATION PROCESSING, AND CONTINUOUS AND DISCRETE CONTROL ACTIVITIES OF THE HUMAN(S). EMPHASIS IN THE ERROR ASPECTS OF THE SYSTEM IS PLACED ON GRIEVOUS (EXCEEDING OF SAFE OPERATING TOLERANCES) ERRORS. THE MODEL IS A MULTI-STAGE DECISION PROCESS, WITH DISCRETE AND CONTINUOUS ELEMENTS, WHICH MAXIMIZES SUBJECTIVE UTILITY. AS SUCH, THE MODEL ENCOMPASSES A BROAD RANGE OF HUMAN FUNCTION, AND IS INTENDED TO BE USEFUL IN ANALYZING THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY OF THE PILOT-AIRCRAFT SYSTEM. SUCH AN ANALYSIS TOOL SHOULD BE INVALUABLE IN RESEARCH DIRECTED TOWARDS REDUCING HUMAN ERROR IN AVIATION OPERATIONS.

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