Accession Number:

AD0656634

Title:

A RATE OF TURN DEVICE FOR USE WITH THE 15-J-4-Q MOVING RADAR TARGET GENERATOR: ITS DESIGN AND EVALUATION.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK UNIV N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-03-11

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The report describes the development, design and evaluation of a rate-of-turn device for use with a radar target generator. To demonstrate the relative effectiveness of this device in air-intercept problems, a laboratory comparison with another model 15-J-4-s is included. Although the two devices differ somewhat in their design features, there is sufficient overlap in their functions to warrant this comparison and thus, arrive at recommendations for future models based on the limitations and advantages of both devices. Performance results obtained suggest the following recommendations 1 Time per order can be reduced by decreasing the number of motions required by the operator to complete the order. The difference between the two devices in the average time per order was 2.4 seconds. 2 Lag should be reduced to a minimum. There is a minimum difference of 7.2 seconds lost by the 15-J-4-s device before the course indicator pointer begins to turn for a course change. 3 Rotating the dial instead of the pointer should improve accuracy since the moving dial can be read at a definite point at all times. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE