Accession Number:

AD0659514

Title:

PRELIMINARY LAYOUT OF CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS ON THE APA-56 PRODUCTION CONSOLE

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK UNIV NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1952-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the report is to present the results of a study to determine the optimal layout of the controls and displays of the ANAPA-56 console to conform as much as possible with human engineering principles. The APA-56 consoles are the main components of the airborne Combat Information Center in the WV-2. The air control officer ACO using the console obtains the radar information which permits him to carry on his various functions, the most important of which is probably to provide airborne early warning. Of nearly equal importance is the air control of intercepts. In addition to these functions, the operator might be called upon to perform the following 1 Strike coordination, 2 Anti-submarine warfare functions, 3 Search and rescue work, 4 Homing lost aircraft, and 5 Obtaining weather information.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE