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The paper discusses the objectives and content of a software tool, called the System Response Generator (SRG), currently under construction. The SRG is intended to be used to analyse the influence of human decision making and action as accident situations evolve. The tool is to be used during system design, particularly with regard to the design of safety systems, procedures, information presentation, and task allocation. The SRG can be used in a number of ways: (i) to identify problematic areas of the human-machine interaction; (ii) provide data for a more formal probabilistic safety analysis or human reliability analysis; (iii) to evaluate the effects of specific modification of a system. An application of the SRG has been built in the avionics domain. The application has been used to study the interaction between a representation of a pilot following a procedure for autopilot-based manoeuvres and a flight simulator.

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Authors: KJAER-HANSEN J, JRC Ispra (IT);CACCIABUE P C, JRC Ispra (IT);HOLLNAGEL E, Computer Resources International, Space Division, Birkerod (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 11th European Annual Conference on Human Decision Making and Manual Control, November 17-19, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37229 ORA
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