Accession Number : AD0621706

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF SYMBOLIC AND PICTORIAL DISPLAYS FOR SUBMARINE CONTROL.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 31 Aug 63-30 Sep 65,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL INC ST PAUL MINN SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : McLane,Robert C. ; Wolf,James D.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : The Navy has given extensive support to the development of several different integrated display concepts for nuclear submarines. The report describes a research program through which comparative, empirical analyses of these concepts was accomplished and aid was provided in selection of the most promising approach from a systems effectiveness viewpoint. The experiments established guidelines for use of these integrated displays in vehicle control including monitoring and mission plan revision as a function of external constraints such as attacking weapons systems. The experimental approach employed tests designed to reveal differences which have practical significance to the Navy: by measuring tracking performance with and without forced sampling or blanking; recording reaction, judgment, and decision times; and determinating correctness of decisions on problems requiring interpretive judgment, evasive maneuvers, and return to the preproblem tracking task. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUBMARINES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*UNDERWATER TRACKING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SUBMARINES), NUCLEAR POWERED SHIPS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, UNDERWATER NAVIGATION, EVASION, AZIMUTH, ANALOG SYSTEMS, MONITORS, TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE