Accession Number:

AD0252835

Title:

TACTICAL CONTROL III: EARTH-REFERENCE, SELF-REFERENCE, AND MIXED-REFERENCE DISPLAYS

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GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

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Report Date:

1960-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Sixty subjects, inexperienced in the use of tactical and navigational displays, judged whether or not a test picture represented the correct distance-direction relationship between their own ship and one or more targets after a course change and time lapse. These judgments were based on four types of displays, each of which showed a different movement relationship between own ships symbol and the map background. Each display was based on one of the four combinations of rotation and no rotation, with translation and without translation. Results showed that performance was better with earth-reference than self-reference displays, with performance on mixed-reference displays lying between the two extremes. These results confirm those found in previous studies based on aircraft navigation tasks. A task more closely related to naval tactics was used in this study to evaluate these display principles for the SUBIC tactical display. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE