AN ECOLOGICAL APPROACH TO PROVIDE VALIDITY FOR VISUAL AIDS TO NAVIGATION RESEARCH

The mariner's perceptual capability to detect initial rate of turn as well as acceleration in rate of turn were examined. Main effects of ship speed, rudder angle, and ship size were significant. Mariner's background (master versus pilot) did not contribute significantly to initial detection of yaw but was found to be significant for detection of rate of change of yaw motion. The historical approach to perceptual research is discussed, and an alternative model to perceptual research is offered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • One of 28 technical papers published in the Proceedings of the Third Annual CAORF Symposium, Maritime Simulation Research, held October 15-16, 1979, King's Point, N.Y. See MRIS Abstract No. 310209.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  USA  11024

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Williams, K E
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-15

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 23 Conf Paper
  • Contract Numbers: MA-5-38003
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM