The Human Operator Simulator — HOS

  • Robert J. WherryJr.
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 1)


The Human Operator Simulator (HOS) digital computer program developed over the past seven years, is capable of simulating the performance of a goal-oriented, adaptive, trained human operator in a complex weapon system down to the level of hand reaches, control device manipulations, eye shifts, absorptions of visual information, and internal information processing and decision making.


Micro Model Digital Computer Program Human Engineer Reach Time Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. WherryJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Naval Air Development CenterWarminsterUSA

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