Accession Number : ADA019233

Title :   Adaptive Training of Manual Control: Performance Measurement Intervals and Task Characteristics.

Descriptive Note : In-house rept. Sep 74-Sep 75,


Personal Author(s) : Ricard,G. L. ; Norman,D. A.

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An experiment is reported concerning relations between the measurement of trainee performance and parameters of the simulated airframe of an adaptive, aircraft roll-control, training task. Five values for the performance measurement interval (PMI) were chosen so as to bracket the roll rate time constant of the simulator's lateral transfer function, and an acquisition-then-transfer experimental design was used to assess trainee skill development. When the PMI was shorter than the break frequency of the lateral transfer function, subjects experienced greater difficulty in developing criterion-level control than when longer PMI's were used.

Descriptors :   *Flight training, *Pilots, *Adaptive control systems, Naval training, Human factors engineering, Automatic, Adaptive training, Efficiency, Learning, Control, Feedback, Measurement, Performance(Human), Naval research

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE