Accession Number : AD0900567

Title :   Effects of Signal Density, Update Rate, and Color Coding upon Human Information Processing,

Corporate Author : AUTONETICS ANAHEIM CA

Personal Author(s) : Wyman, M. J. ; Greening, C. P. ; Sturm, R. D.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A research program was undertaken to determine operator information processing capabilities for the type of display which is typical of computer-controlled systems. These displays require real-time surveillance by the operator so that, if necessary, he may override the computer at any point in time. This process has been referred to as active monitoring. The human monitor must maintain awareness of the displayed events and computer actions, in order to interact with the computer in a real-time fashion. One example of this type of system would be an airborne computer-controlled electronic countermeasures display. A part-task simulator for this type of display system was developed, and a study was designed to test active monitoring performance.

Descriptors :   (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS), DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, VISUAL SIGNALS, REAL TIME, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MONITORS, DECISION MAKING, COLOR VISION, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), SCREENS(DISPLAYS), COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MULTIPLE OPERATION, ERRORS, DETECTION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REFLEXES, COLORS, CODING, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, DATA PROCESSING, THREAT EVALUATION, PROBABILITY, SIMULATION, ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Countermeasures
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE