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Accession Number ADA592286
Title Assessment of Military Personnel for Complex Environment using Human Performance Modeling.
Publication Date Oct 2010
Media Count 8p
Personal Author H. Schaub
Abstract A military candidate's capability concerning critical and risky tasks does not only depend on military-specific and technical skills, but especially on individual characteristics and so called 'soft skills' (i.e. problem-solving abilities). Concerning the existence and specification of these skills, it was the HBR (Human Behaviour Representation)-theory's aim to create a computer program that simulates typical military or military related scenarios (i.e. in a PRT) and at the same time assess whether a candidate is appropriate to a specific set of tasks or not. The aim was to create a psychological demanding and a realistic military environment to assess a candidate's problem solving skills in complex, risky and uncertain situations. Therefore, the HBR-assessment decision support system consists mainly of two different computer programs: (1) Assessment-Demonstrator: a 3D-simulation of realistic military environment with agents, objects and realistic scenarios, where candidates have to show their problem solving skills by coping with complexity and uncertainty. (2) Demonstrator of an Assessment supporting tool, which consists of several assessment-tools that measure the candidate's behavior with relevant psychological terms to help identifying strengths and weaknesses of a candidate s soft skills by process analyses.
Keywords Computerized simulation
Foreign reports
Military personnel
Nato furnished
Performance tests
Problem solving

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H., Ottobrunn (Germany, F.R.).
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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