Monitoring and Control of Unreliable Systems

  • Renwick E. Curry
  • Arye R. Ephrath
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 1)


The use of man’s adaptive characteristics as a controller has a long history of providing a cost-effective method of increasing system reliabiity, from well before the Wright brothers’ first flights to the present day aviation and space missions. The basic technology was a primary limitation in earlier times but is less of a constraint now, and consideration must be given to such items as operator motivation and job satisfaction as well as performance and reliability.


Hand Movement Detection Time Failure Detection Active Controller Sequential Probability Ratio Test 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Renwick E. Curry
    • 1
  • Arye R. Ephrath
    • 2
  1. 1.Man Vehicle Lab.Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics MITCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA

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