Accession Number : ADA131328

Title :   Symbology Verification Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 78-30 May 79,

Corporate Author : BUNKER-RAMO CORP WESTLAKE VILLAGE CA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Kopala,Carole Jean ; Reising,John M ; Calhoun,Gloria L ; Herron,Emmett L

PDF Url : ADA131328

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : The Department of Defense is currently working on a real-time combat situation display to be used in fighter aircraft cockpits. This study was performed to evaluate a proposed symbology set for real time combat situation displays in fighter aircraft. The primary objective was to compare pilot performance under two different coding conditions: shape coding only, and both color and shape coding. color coding was found to significantly reduce overall average response time, with this effect becoming more pronounced with increasing symbol density. The second purpose of the study was to compare performance differences among the symbol types for each of the three states (friendly, unknown, or hostile). Data on this topic is evaluated and possible explanations for discrepancies are noted.

Descriptors :   *Display systems, *Cockpits, *Symbols, *Visual perception, Fighter aircraft, Coding, Colors, Electrooptics, Head up displays, Performance(Human), Pilots, Real time, Shape, Keyboards, Human factors engineering, Threats, IFF systems, Response

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Psychology
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE