Computer aided operation of complex systems - experimental testing and evaluation
L.P. Goodstein (edt.)
Advanced technology is having the effect that industrial systems
are becoming more highly automated and do not rely on human
intervention for the control of normally planned and/or
predicted situations. Thus the importance of the operator has
shifted from being a manual controller to becoming more of a
systems manager and supervisory controller. At the same time,
the use of advanced information technology in the control room
and its potential impact on human-machine system capabilities
places additional demands on the designer.
This report deals with work carried out to describe the plant operator
relationship in order to systematize the design and
evaluation of suitable information systems in the control room.
This design process starts with the control requirements f r om
the plant and transforms them into corresponding sets of
decision-making tasks with appropriate allocation of
responsibilities between computer and operator. To further
effectivize this cooperation, appropriate information display
and accession are identified.
The conceptual work has been supported by experimental studies
on a small-scale simulator.