Accession Number : AD0816523

Title :   VERIFICATION OF A DIGITAL TECHNIQUE FOR SONAR OPERATION SIMULATION,

Corporate Author : APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA SCIENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Macpherson, Douglas H. ; Siegel, Arthur I.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A previously developed computer based, digital simulation technique was applied to a sonar situation in order to verify the applicability of the technique for simulating sonar detection and track tasks. No statistically significant differences were noted between task success predictions of the model and criterion data based on the performance of sonar technicians. In a second study aspect, the time for sonar technicians, at two skill levels, to perform the motor acts involved in sonar apparatus operation and their time to detect a target was investigated. The motor performance of less skilled (journeyman) operators was about 20% slower and 20% more variable than that of the more skilled technicians. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MOTOR REACTIONS), (*SONAR PERSONNEL, (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, SIMULATION), (*SONAR EQUIPMENT, SIMULATION), DIGITAL SYSTEMS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), COMPUTERS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, TARGET RECOGNITION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE