Accession Number : AD0639287

Title :   APPRAISAL OF AN EXPERIMENTAL PLAN POSITION INDICATOR PRESENTING SIMULATED BEARING, RANGE, AND HEIGHT INFORMATION

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD PSYCHOLOGICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gebhard, J W ; Bilodeau, E A

PDF Url : AD0639287

Report Date : 15 Dec 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Two experiments were performed to appraise a conventional polar coordinate display modified to present bearing, range, and height information. The display consisted of a PPI surrounded by an annulus. Each target was represented by two blips on the same bearing: the inner blip on the PPI gave bearing and range, and the outer blip in the annulus gave bearing and height. The display was a synthetic or simulated display. Engineering modifications actually to reproduce bearing, range, and height information on this PPI were not accomplished. The purpose of this appraisal is psychological one: to determine how accurately a man can understand and extract information from a display of this sort.

Descriptors :   *PLAN POSITION INDICATORS, *SEARCH RADAR, DIRECTION FINDING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, HEIGHT FINDING, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), RADAR OPERATORS, RANGE FINDING, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE