Accession Number : AD0282029

Title :   MONITOR PERFORMANCE TASK.

Descriptive Note : Status rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Dobbins,D. A.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The primary objective is to improve performance in U. S. Army monitor jobs, with special emphasis on developing and testing new work methods for use in operational man-machine systems. Psychological problem areas include vigilance and information processing. The task is divided into three subtasks. The first subtask, a study of vigilance under field conditions conducted in cooperation with the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO), was completed during FY 1962. The second subtask, 'Experimental ABORATORY Studies of Vigilance Behavior,' is still primarily in the planning stage. Most of the groundwork has been completed. The third subtask, 'Human Factors Studies of Critical Jobs in the Operational Setting,' was developed to study operational human factors problems of the Army Security Agency. Most of FY 1962 effort on the third subtask was spent in developing appropriate research methods; data collection is expected to begin in the first quarter of FY 1963 after a series of pilot studies has been completed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATTENTION), (*MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS), (*RADAR OPERATORS), MILITARY PERSONNEL, SELECTION, RADAR TRACKING, INSTRUMENT PANELS, RADAR SIGNALS, AUDITORY SIGNALS, VISUAL SIGNALS, LABORATORIES, DESIGN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE