Accession Number : AD0688505

Title :   THE MEASUREMENT OF HUMAN PILOT DYNAMICS IN A PURSUIT-PLUS-DISTURBANCE TRACKING TASK,

Corporate Author : TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Reid,L. D.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 192

Abstract : The report gives a detailed description of the theory required to measure for human pilot performing compensatory and pursuit-plus-disturbance tracking tasks with continuous input spectra. A group of 8 subjects performed over 4000 individual tracking tasks in a period of 2 years as part of a program to investigate mathematical models of this task. The results of the study are presented as amplitude and phase plots of measured describing functions, (two describing functions are used to model the pursuit-plus-disturbance cases). Linear models were fitted to the measured data and used to determine quantitative trends among the tasks performed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*TRACKING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), PILOTS, PURSUIT COURSES, GUSTS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ERRORS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, SUBROUTINES, FREQUENCY, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE