Accession Number : AD0267097

Title :   ENERGY TRANSFER IN PLASMAS

Descriptive Note : Mid-term progress rept., 2 Feb-25 Aug 61.

Corporate Author : GENERAL TELEPHONE AND ELECTRONICS LABS INC PALO ALTO CALIF

Report Date : 21 SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : AD- > )(+(N3 AD-267 098Div. 28, 5U ( IPTB/M ) OTS price $13.50 Institute for Psychological Research, Tufts U., Medford, Mass. VIGILANCE, FATIGUE AND STRESS IN AIR SURVEILLANCE (SAGE). Final rept., by Edward A. Wade, Leota L. Janke and others. 30 June 61, 187p., 260 refs. (Contract AF 19(604)5503) (ESD TR 61-26) Unclassified report DESCRIPTORS: (*Air raid warning systems, *Radar operators, Effectiveness.) (*Personnel, *Stress (Physiology), *Fatigue (Physiology), *Attention.) Bibliography. Identifiers: SAGE. Literature, bearing upon the performance of human monitors in air-surveillance systems is surveyed. Studies of vigilance visual search, monitoring, fatigue and stress are critically reviewed in terms of implications for long-term monitoring behavior. Sections treat display variables, signal variables procedural variables and operator variables. Studies of visual and systemic fatigue, are examined with studies of task-induced stress, environmental stress and personal stresses encountered by the operator. The data are related to operator duties in the SAGE-system. Recommendations, based upon the review, are made for improving and assuring the continued efficiency of human watchkeepers. Suggestions are made for further research in this area. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MICROWAVES, *PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ABSORPTION, DENSITY, DIFFUSION, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, ELECTRONS, ENERGY, GASES, HELIUM, LIGHT, NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, PRESSURE, SHOCK TUBES, SHOCK WAVES, VELOCITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE