Detection of Random Process Failures by Human Monitors

  • Renwick E. Curry
  • Eliezer G. Gai
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 1)


This paper considers the interaction of human monitors with systems of a stochastic nature. The problem, i.e. the dilemma, of the human monitor is that of determining when a process is operating correctly. Monitoring is an important aspect of many human activities and, with the likely proliferation of automatic systems utilizing microprocessors, monitoring is likely to be even more important for safe and reliable operation of these systems. Monitoring for failure detection and performance assessment may fruitfully be considered as a special case of decision making: “Is the system working correctly?”.


False Alarm Kalman Filter Internal Model Decision Function Failure Detection 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Renwick E. Curry
    • 1
  • Eliezer G. Gai
    • 1
  1. 1.Man-Vehicle Laboratory, Department of Aeronautics and AstronauticsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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