Accession Number : AD0270628

Title :   SUBIC: SHIP CONTROL XIII SQUIRE. A UNIFIED DISPLAY FOR SUBMARINE SHIP CONTROL

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A non-technical description is presented of a new unified display developed within the SUBIC Program to serve as the principal display at the submarine ship control station. The display, designated SQUIRE for Submarine QUIckened REsponse, is based on an extension of the principle of quickening and presents the information required for controlling the submarine in course and/or depth in a simple, useable form. Through the use of quickening, SQUIRE removes the long time lags associated with submarine control and reduces the operator's task to simple position tracking with a consequent reduction in personnel training and skill requirements. Another important feature of this new display is its adaptability to new developments in displaying other information. For example, SQUIRE can easily incorporate and display target data without interfering with its primary use for controlling own ship's position. Also, pictorial and coded data relevant to external environmental (such as bathythermal conditions, ice and bottom contours, obstacles, and periscope depth) can be incorporated as techniques for obtaining such information become more sophisticated. The engineering requirements for a basic SQ IRE display are well within the present state-of-the-art and the display is capable of immediate implementation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *SUBMARINES, ANALOG COMPUTERS, CATHODE RAY TUBES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE