Accession Number : AD0449586


Title :   MANUAL CONTROL THEORY AND APPLICATIONS


Corporate Author : DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Kelley, Charles R ; Mitchell, Meredith B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/449586.pdf


Report Date : 24 Jun 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 150


Abstract : An attempt was made to develop and to apply a theory of manual control. It holds that the process of control begins with man and is only partially extended by control mechavisms. This study was started with man and the way he exercises control when there is no mechanism to aid him. It briefly discusses tools and control devices, and goes into detail in dealing with control systems and with the manual control process. The final chapters apply the theory specifically to displays and controls for the human operator. No attempt was made to cover material already adequately presented in texts and handbooks. Throughout, the focus has been the nature and importance of the role played by man in the control process.


Descriptors :   *ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS , ANALOG COMPUTERS , AUTOMATIC , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , CONTROL , CONTROL SYSTEMS , CONTROL THEORY , DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , FEEDBACK , HUMANS , MANUAL OPERATION , MATERIALS , MATHEMATICS , MOTION , OPERATORS(PERSONNEL) , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PHYSIOLOGY , PSYCHOLOGY , TEXTBOOKS , THEORY , TOOLS


Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE