The paper is primarily aimed at investigating the feasibility of providing a computer aid to man-machine system design. An interactive computer aid for designing logical networks representing air-traffic-control systems is described. It is written in CORAL 66, and allows system descriptions to be entered rapidly into the machine without there being a need to know a complex simulation language. By giving suitable responses to prompts, a network description of a proposed system can be generated and displayed on a graphics terminal. The models built up can then be exercized and their performance evaluated. Some current limitations to the use of networks to describe man-machine systems generally are discussed, and ways of usefully extending the work are suggested.

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    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Sherlock, J F
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 151-156
  • Serial:
    • Computer Aided Design
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Butterworth Scientific Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-4485

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM