Accession Number : AD0701389

Title :   HUMAN ABILITY TO ESTIMATE TARGET LOCATIONS WITH RESPECT TO TWO POINTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 68-Mar 69,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Aume ,Nilss M.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Two coordinate systems, polar and rectangular, were compared in an experiment in which undergraduate students estimated the coordinates of a target on an unstructured map showing the target point and two reference points. The reference points were oriented either conventionally (i.e., horizontally or vertically) or randomly. Both gross errors (e.g., wrong quadrant) and inaccuracies, exclusive of gross errors, were analyzed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TARGETS, POSITION FINDING), AIR FORCE RESEARCH, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ERRORS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, TARGET ACQUISITION

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE