Accession Number:

AD0651795

Title:

PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON EQUIPMENT DESIGN

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR TECHNICAL SERVICE COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AERO MEDICAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1947-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

301.0

Abstract:

Contents Display problems in the design of aviation equipment Human motor abilities as related to the design of equipment Relative effectiveness of presenting numerical data by use of tables and graphs Psychological factors involved in the design of air navigation plotters Design of clock dials for greatest speed and accuracy of reading in military 2400- hour time system Speed and accuracy of dial reading as a function of dial diameter and angular separation of scale divisions Interpretability of various types of aircraft attitude indicators Direction of movement in the use of control knobs to position visual indicators Relationships between selected control and indicator movements Comparative interpretability of two methods of presenting information by radar Psychophysical investigation of ability to reproduce pressures Coding of airplane control knobs Tactual discrimination of shapes for aircraft controls Location discrimination ability Control arrangement for sequential operation Effect of several types of control movements in the performance of a simple compensatory pursuit task Accuracy of sighting and triggering with three types of gun-sight handgrip controls Effect of anoxia on visual illusions Effect of increased positive acceleration G on ability to read aircraft instrument dials.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE