Accession Number:

AD0603329

Title:

A STUDY OF SIMULATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SONAR OPERATOR TRAINERS,

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Corporate Author:

HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INC LOS ANGELES CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

178.0

Abstract:

This investigation was designed to determine the relative effectiveness of actual recorded target signals and synthetic target signals, of various degrees of realism, for training operators to detect, track and classify sonar targets. Four levels of signal realism were employed. It was concluded that signal realism, both in terms of the information parameters represented, and in terms of the signal variability and SN ratios used, is a critically important feature of trainers for sonar operators. Although recordings of actual target signals appear to be superior if classification training alone is considered, there are many training advantages to the use of highly realistic synthetic signals that partially, if not completely, offset this advantage.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE