Accession Number : AD0738996

Title :   The Effect of Speed, Viewing Area and C/D Ratio on a Pursuit Tracking Task.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Lloyd,James D.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : A pursuit tracking experiment was designed and run to determine the effects that the speed of a rotating target, the control/display ratio and the viewing area have on the individual. Fifteen subjects, chosen at random, were run on two levels of each of the three independent variables. Both time-off-target and number of errors made (number of time pointer left track) were taken each minute of the five minute trials. A method was devised to combine the data taken into one dependent variable used to evaluate the performance of the subject. Statistical analysis of the data showed which level of each factor was the better and also gave some indication as to what could be done in future research. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRACKING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT), TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT, ROTATION, VELOCITY, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ERRORS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE