This paper examines current error quantification techniques to determine their applicability to failures related to digital control systems. Methods are examined for relevant categories of analysis using design principles from digital control and display guidance. In addition, inherent differences at the system and task are examined for instances that might contribute to performance shaping factors not addressed or defined in current methods. The premise being that if digital systems are designed to meet design standards such as readability, information density, illumination, organization-location, etc. then, perhaps current methods may be applicable. Identification of and presentation of fundamental differences are presented along with recommendations for potential accommodations to current quantification techniques and future directions.
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of a conference proceeding published in Advances in Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance: Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance, July 21-25, 2018, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA. The final authenticated version is available online at doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-94391-6_11
Blackman, Harold S., "Applicability of Current HRA Quantification Techniques to Human Failures Related to Digital Control Systems" (2018). Division of Research and Economic Development Publications and Presentations. 9.