Accession Number : AD0284786

Title :   TEST AND EVALUATION OF FLIDEN AND MODEL 28 ASR PROGRAMMATIC EQUIPMENTS

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : APOSTOLAKIS,GEORGE ; BENSON,STEPHEN D.

Report Date : MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The FLIDEN and 28 ASR Programmatic were operationally and technically evaluated. The operational evaluation was designed to evaluate two different input devices for the Univac File Computer System and to determine what aspects of the FLIDEN display were essential for the optimal man-machine relationship. Four different display configurations of the FLIDEN were tested, ranging from the optimal condition of both format and operator typed copy being displayed to the least desired condition where the display is blank. An integral part of the operational evaluation was the employment of different skill levels in subject groups in order to determine if significant differences between them existed. The technical evaluation of the 28 ASR Programmatic and FLIDEN considered such topics as: maintainability of equipments, equipment modifications, and adequacy of the technical manuals as instruction books. During the test period, a number of malfunctions appeared in the FLIDEN which necessitated detailed technical investigations. A series of transmission tests was also conducted utilizing the 28 ASR Programmatic (serially) and FLIDEN (serially and parallel) to transmit messages into the Univac File Computer via the High-Speed Paper Tape System. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *OPERATORS (PERSONNEL), *PROGRAMMING (COMPUTERS), CATHODE RAY TUBES, DATA PROCESSING, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, ERRORS, INSTRUCTON MANUALS, MAINTENANCE, OPERATION, TELETYPE SYSTEMS, TESTS, TRAINING, TYPEWRITERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE