Accession Number:

AD0628494

Title:

BASELINE: A MAN-MACHINE PROGRAM FOR DATA ANALYSIS

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date:

1966-01-20

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

BASELINE was designed to perform a statistical analysis of radar pulse data, previously read by the Laboratorys high precision computer controlled film reader. A computer controlled display oscilloscope, a light pen and a set of function coded sense switches provide a real time interface between an analyst and the data reduction program in the computer. The computer performs all necessary display, computation and outputting functions. All operations are under direct control of the analyst. He sets the operating criteria, exercises the required judgments and steers the program through the required analysis. Analytical results are quickly available and rapidly documented. Output consists of a statistical distribution of the input data displayed on a large oscilloscope. This display may easily be documented photographically. Key parameters describing the statistical distribution may be output on the typewriter at the command of the analyst. A very large saving in data reduction time results since the necessity of repeated test runs through a large computer and subsequent study of the numerical printouts is eliminated.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE