Accession Number : AD0736621

Title :   Adaptive Training of Manual Control: 1. Comparison of Three Adaptive Variables and Two Logic Schemes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LIFE SCIENCES INC FORT WORTH TEX

Personal Author(s) : Norman,Don A. ; Lowes,Ann L. ; Matheny,W. Guy

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Gain-Effective Time Constant product (KT), System Compensation (SC) (a consensation of aiding and quickening) and Forcing Function Amplitude (FF) were compared as adaptive variables in an adaptive training experiment using 104 subjects. Comparison was also made of automatic and manual adjustment of the difficulty level determined by the level of the adaptive variable during training. Results showed KT to be slightly superior to FF as an adaptive variable while SC produced poor performance and a high rate of failure. Study of the results suggests that principles underlying KT and a correct form of SC can be used to develop an optimal method of shaping operator behavior. It was concluded that conventional concepts of aiding and quickening cannot be implemented as satisfactory adaptive variables. The results were additionally interpreted to indicate that logic for adjustment of difficulty level should utilize a performance measurement interval longer than 5 seconds. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRAINING, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS), CONTROL SYSTEMS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PILOTS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE