Accession Number : AD0704701

Title :   AUDITORY AND VISUAL TRACKING OF A MOVING TARGET.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA, VA

Personal Author(s) : Frederickson,Edward W. ; Donohue,Robert A.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A test of target tracking accuracy was conducted, comparing individual performances of auditory and visual tracking. Aiming and pointing responses were ompared for both tracking modalities and for approaching vs. departing target aspects. Comparison of mean auditory tracking location errors corrected (for acoustic lag) with mean visual tracking location errors were related to target-to-observer distance increased, where mean visual location errors remained constant. When both constant and variable errors were combined into a measure of total human error, the dispersion index, total auditory tracking error was found. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRACKING, *AUDITORY PERCEPTION), (*TARGETS, POSITION FINDING), (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, TRACKING), NIGHT WARFARE, CLOUD COVER, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, VISIBILITY, MOTION, ERRORS, ARMY TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE