Analysis of a Procedure for Multiple Operator Task Performance on Submarines Using a Network Model

  • L. van Breda


The use of network models describing complex man-machine systems is generally accepted in the field of human engineering research as a tool for predicting system performance. To analyse multiple operator procedures on board submarines of the Royal Netherlands Navy such a network model was developed. The analysis was meant to verify the appropriateness of prescribed procedures consisting of a number of tasks partly performed by operators and partly by automatons. The network model describes the operators’ activities by algebraic equations and by production systems whereas the submarine’s manoeuvring behaviour as well as the dynamics of relevant platform systems are mathematically described by differential equations.


Network Model Diesel Engine Pitch Angle Platform System Busy Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. van Breda
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  1. 1.TNO Institute for PerceptionSoesterbergThe Netherlands

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