In existing man-machine systems the human operator is typically presented a predesigned display and he must adapt his control techniques in an attempt to optimize overall system performance. Ultimate performance achieved may not rise to the designer's expectation or to the operator's capability because the design process does not account for the operator's adaptability. In this research program, ship control performance of the Officer of the Deck (OOD) was observed and analyzed in a series of simulator experiments involving ship transit and obstacle avoidance. Three types of displays were included in the analysis. OOD control rules, and measures and criteria which describe the control technique used as well as the criteria employed in controlling the ship were derived from the individual performance data. The effect of display type on the measures and criteria which were apparently optimized by the subjects was determined. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Omemii Incorporated

    Vienna, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Connelly, E M
    • Sloan, N A
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTR-62-76-1 Tech. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-75-C-0810
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM