Accession Number : AD0700313

Title :   NEPTUNE: A MULTIELEMENT TASK SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING HUMAN PERFORMANCE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 63-May 68,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : McKenzie,Richard E. ; White,Doyle D. ; Hartman,Bryce O.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : A multielement psychomotor test device called Neptune (for neuropsychiatric test unit) was devised to study the airman's behavior as systems operator as well as pilot. Two Neptune configurations have been developed: the Mark 1, which incorporates the functions of vigilance, arithmetic and encoding, compensatory tracking, visual monitoring with short-term memory, and problem-solving; and the Mark 2 which contains the same tasks and, in addition, an auditory monitoring task. Task descriptions, circuit design and operation, parts lists, illustrative data from subjects participating in test standardization studies, and illustrative experimental data are provided. In addition to measuring human performance, the system has the capability for inducing a unique task-stress factor. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*BEHAVIOR, TEST EQUIPMENT), PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), NEUROLOGY, PSYCHIATRY, DESIGN, CODING, TRACKING, PROBLEM SOLVING, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), ATTENTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE