Accession Number : ADA182032

Title :   Perspective Display Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 85-Oct 86,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Bemis,S V ; Leeds,J L ; Winer,E A

PDF Url : ADA182032

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This experiment compared accuracy and response time of subjects on a conventional tactical display with their accuracy and response time on a perspective tactical display. The distinguishing feature of the perspective display is its representation of vertical, as well as horizontal information in perspective. Altitude information is symboically presented on the display. In contrast, current tactical display systems provide only two-dimensinal views requiring numerical representation for altitude informtion. The subjects were volunteers from surrounding Naval facilities. The subjects were required to perform two tasks: (1) detect threats, and (2) select the closest interceptor for each detected threat. Errors and response time were recorded for each subject by a computer program. The experiment revealed a significant reduction in errors of detection and interception with the use of a perspective display. Response time for selecting interceptors was greatly reduced.

Descriptors :   *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, ACCURACY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DETECTION, ERRORS, INTERCEPTORS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, ALTITUDE, REACTION TIME, CONFIGURATIONS

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE