Accession Number : AD0666064

Title :   PROBLEM OF FORMING IN A MAN-OPERATOR A HABIT OF TRACKING A MOVING TARGET,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Sukhokolskii,G. V.

Report Date : 23 AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Cybernetics stimulated the large-scale use of the method of functional analogy which makes it possible to compare technical and human activity systems and express them in terms and symbols of a common control theory. Tracking is a common feature of numerous occupations, ranging from car driving to radar operation, and it can conveniently be analyzed by the method of functional analogy. The 'Human tracking system' is discussed as the most interesting and highly efficient human activity because of the psychological control factor involved in its operation. The human tracking system is characterized by self-adjusting and self-correcting features which, apparently, is not always the case with technical systems. Experimental investigations of a human operator tracking a moving target revealed that the 'human tracking system' is both oscillating and optimizing and capable of self-change and self-adjustment. It is considerably more complicated than the technical tracking systems, less accurate in certain specific functions but more stable and reliable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYBERNETICS, *TRACKING), RADAR TRACKING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), USSR, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), RELIABILITY, PSYCHOLOGY, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE