Accession Number : AD0634106

Title :   EVALUATION OF MATHEMATICALLY EQUIVALENT TRACKING SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Notterman,J. M. ; Page,D. E.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The research reported is concerned principally with the effect upon tracking performance of variation in the mechanical characteristics of a manual control device, with the overall transfer function of the control system held constant. The data indicate that despite 'mathematical equivalence,' or constancy of overall transfer function, computer-generated dynamics do not successfully replace control device dynamics, in terms of the effect upon operator performance. The discrepancy is attributed to the importance of cutaneous, kinesthetic, and proprioceptive feedback. Ancillary research concerning practice effects, aiding ratio, cross-correlational analysis, and scaling of forces is also described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRACKING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TRACKING), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE