A SURVEY OF THE IMPORTANCE AND USE OF CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS ON RADAR CONSOLE PANELS. (A CONTRIBUTION TO PANEL LAYOUT).
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV JAMESTOWN R I SYSTEMS RESEARCH FIELD LAB
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The criteria of importance and use frequency and time seem satisfactory in establishing the order of consideration for the placement of controls and displays on the face of an instrument panel. The criterion of use appears to be more adaptable to yield gradations. The choice of method of evaluation is dependent upon factors in a specific designing situation. Using the SG-1b Mod. 50 radar as a vehicle for illustration, the pooled results of three methods of analysis indicate the following controls and displays to be of frequent and occasional use and of high and moderate importance and in their approximate order of preference 1 Controls - range crank, bearing crank manual, bearing cursor crank, RPM adjustment knob, range step toggle switch, receiver gain knob, receiver tune knob, scale selector knob, IFF toggle switch, IFF gain knob, AJ control switches, sweep expansion knob, 2 Displays - A scope, PPI scope, range counter, relative-true bearing indicator. Author
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