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W/INDEX: A Predictive Model of Operator Workload

  • Robert A. North
  • Victor A. Riley

Abstract

One of the major developments in weapon system design over the past decade is the emergence of technologies that enable single crewmembers to operate very complex systems in highly dynamic environments. However, the growing complexity of the tactical environment is keeping pace with the ability of new automation technologies to deal with it, producing a constant tension between the economic and practical forces that drive crew size reduction and the mission performance requirements that favor larger crew sizes.

Keywords

Attentional Demand High Conflict Mission Profile Workload Level Interface Channel 
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References

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. North
    • 1
  • Victor A. Riley
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems and Research CenterHoneywell Inc.MinneapolisUSA

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