Accession Number : AD0603329

Title :   A STUDY OF SIMULATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SONAR OPERATOR TRAINERS,

Corporate Author : HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INC LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mackie,Robert R. ; Harabedian,Albert

Report Date : MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 178

Abstract : This investigation was designed to determine the relative effectiveness of actual recorded target signals and synthetic target signals, of various degrees of realism, for training operators to detect, track and classify sonar targets. Four levels of signal realism were employed. It was concluded that signal realism, both in terms of the information parameters represented, and in terms of the signal variability and S/N ratios used, is a critically important feature of trainers for sonar operators. Although recordings of actual target signals appear to be superior if classification training alone is considered, there are many training advantages to the use of highly realistic synthetic signals that partially, if not completely, offset this advantage.

Descriptors :   (*SONAR, TRAINING DEVICES), SONAR PERSONNEL, SIMULATION, LEARNING, TRANSFER OF TRAINING, SONAR TARGETS, TARGET RECOGNITION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE