Accession Number : AD0686119

Title :   TARGET DETECTION PERFORMANCE WHEN MONITORING RADAR AND SONAR PPI DISPLAYS CONCURRENTLY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INC GOLETA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Baker,C. H. ; Harris,William

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Target detection performance was determined for a sonar PPI display, for a radar PPI display, and for both when mounted adjacently and monitored concurrently. It was found that a penalty is paid in detection performance when the displays are monitored concurrently. This penalty is most marked in the first quarter of a 72-minute watch; in the last three quarters of such a watch the penalty is considerably smaller. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR OPERATORS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*SONAR PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*PLAN POSITION INDICATORS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL)), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, MULTIPLE OPERATION, STATISTICAL TESTS, DETECTION, RADAR TARGETS, SONAR TARGETS, ATTENTION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE