RESULTS OF AN EXPERIMENT TO EXAMINE CERTAIN HUMAN FACTORS RELATING TO SEARCHES CONDUCTED WITH MARINE RADAR

The authors report on an investigation of certain human factors relating to at-sea searches with standard marine radar. This research, part of a series of search and rescue (SAR) experiments sponsored by Transport Canada, involved the use of a navigation/radar simulator system. Simulated search operations for weak radar targets, partially obscured in a clutter field, were carried out by experienced Canadian Coast Guard officers. The role of fatigue and motivation in search performance is examined, and target detections are analyzed in relation to specific quadrants of the search areas. The results have implications for SAR planning and training.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Finlayson, D
    • Bryant, D
    • Dawe, B R
  • Conference:
    • Oceans '88
    • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    • Date: 1988-10-30 to 1988-11-2
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM