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.
- 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.
National Maritime Research Center, Kings PointUnited States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY United States 11024
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Williams, K E
- Publication Date: 1979-10-15
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Human factors engineering; Personnel performance; Ship motion; Ship pilotage; Ship simulators; Simulation; Turning traffic
- Old TRIS Terms: Human performance; Turning characteristics
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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