Accession Number : ADA305214

Title :   Physical Simulation Support to the Crewman's Associate Controller Soldier Tracking and Slewing Experiment Using the Ride Motion Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct-Dec 95,

Corporate Author : TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s) : Lebioda, AnnMarie ; Hoist, Terry ; Zywiol, Harry J., Jr

PDF Url : ADA305214

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : This report describes and documents only the work performed by the Physical Simulation Team in the Physical Simulation Laboratory using the Ride Motion Simulator (RMS). The Physical Simulation Team conducted an experiment using the RMS for the Crewman's Associate Team along with the Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to examine soldier performance using a flat panel display and two controllers while in a motion environment. The purpose of this study was to measure and compare turret slewing and tracking performance with the conventional, displacement yoke used in the M-1 tank, and a fixed yoke incorporating a thumb-operated tracking control. This report does not incorporate the findings of ARL, it only represents the work done on the RMS during these tests. The tests were jointly executed by the Simulation Area (AMSTA-TR-D) and ARL, in Building 215, at TARDEC from 16 October to 9 November 1995.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *TANK CREWS, *RIDE QUALITY, SIMULATORS, ARMY RESEARCH, DISPLACEMENT, MOTION, TRACKING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SLEWING, CONTROL PANELS, GUN TURRETS.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE