Accession Number : AD0638500

Title :   MANUAL CONTROL OF REMOTE MANIPULATORS: EXPERIMENTS USING ANALOG SIMULATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Feb 64-Mar 65.

Corporate Author : RITCHIE INC DAYTON OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Seidenstein ,Sidney ; Herbert,A. G. , Jr

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : An analog simulation of a remote manipulator was developed and used to investigate operator performance as a function of machine design parameters. Independent variables included control order, rate of motion, manipulator dynamics, positioning error tolerance, distance traversed, and duration for which final arm position had to be maintained. Dependent variables were travel time, adjustment time, time on target and total task time. Principal results were as follows: Increasing the complexity of system dynamics produced a ecrement in operator performance which was greater for fixed rate than for porportional rate control. Proportional rate control was found to be superior to fixed rate control afforded no advantage over the optimum single level of rate control. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POSITIONING DEVICES(MACHINERY), SIMULATION), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), REMOTE CONTROL, ANALOG SYSTEMS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE