Accession Number : AD0257361

Title :   PROJECT SUBIC. SHIP CONTROL XII. AN EMPIRICAL EVALUATION OF QUICKENING IN A CONTACT ANALOG DISPLAY

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Personal Author(s) : PLATH,DEAN W. ; BLAIR,WESLEY C.

Report Date : 27 OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The objective of this study was to determine the effect on operator performance of the addition of quickened information to a Contact Analog Display. Two independent groups of five inexperienced male subjects were required to seek and keep course and depth simultaneously in the Electric Boat Division Submarine Simulator programmed with SKIPJACK 20-knot equations. Each group was tested on one of two ship control displays: (1) A quickened course and depth display, and (2) a quickened course and depth display superimposed on a two-surface Contact Analog display which included a roadway director and an artificial horizon. Time on ordered depth, on course, and on both were recorded simultaneously. Scores obtained by each group were compared with each other and with scores obtained in an earlier experiment with an unquickened Contact Analogroadway display. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SUBMARINE SIMULATORS, *SUBMARINES, ANALOG COMPUTERS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, AUTOMATIC, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SIMULATION, SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, TRAINING, TRAINING DEVICES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE