Accession Number : ADA263554


Title :   Models of Morse Code Skill Acquisition: Simulation and Analysis


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Dec 91


Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC


Personal Author(s) : Fisher, Donald L ; Townsend, James T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263554.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 110


Abstract : The simulation described in this report predicts details of performance for students learning to copy Morse code at high speeds of transmission. Specifically, the model predicts the probability of a correct response, an incorrect response, a period (no guess) response, no response, and a correct response for each of the five serial positions in a group. The simulation also predicts the time it takes to execute both a correct and incorrect response and the time it takes to execute a period response. The model was derived from a cognitive analysis of the information processing demands on students and modeled with order-of-processing diagrams. A preliminary test was conducted with response data from students at the U.S. Army Intelligence School, Fort Devens, Massachusetts.


Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION , *SIMULATION , *ARMY TRAINING , *TIME , *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , *MORSE CODE , *INFORMATION PROCESSING , *MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY) , VELOCITY , ARMY RESEARCH , DIAGRAMS , FIELD WIRE COMMUNICATIONS , LEARNING , RESPONSE , PROBABILITY , COGNITION , SKILLS , MODELS , STUDENTS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Non-radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE