Accession Number:

AD0637658

Title:

ADAPTIVE SIMULATION.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC SANTA MONICA CALIF WESTERN DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

Adaptive or self-adjusting simulators vary their own difficulty level automatically as a consequence of operator performance. The study reviews their usefulness for design in two technical papers, and reprints the basic earlier technical paper in the field, which had become unavailable. The first paper, DESIGN APPLICATIONS OF ADAPTIVE SIMULATORS, reviews the history of adaptive simulation, analyzes and develops recommended equations and procedures for adaptive applications, and presents example data with respect to 1 display gain 2 continuous vs. on-off control and 3 one vs. two vs. three-axis tasks. The data were gathered by an adaptive tracking simulator which varied the amplitude of the forcing function of an acceleration tracking task as a function of operator performance. The second paper, CROSS-ADAPTIVE OPERATOR LOADING TASKS, describes and illustrates adaptive techniques by means of which performance on one primary task modifies a second operator loading task in such a way that primary task performance is standardized, and all of the variance transferred to the loading task score. Experimental data are given comparing performance with a primary task alone, a primary plus independent loading task, and a primary plus cross-adaptive loading task. Rules for applying cross-adaptive loading tasks are given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE