Accession Number:

AD0787024

Title:

The Co-Operation of Man and Computer in Classification,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH COMMITTEE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Report Date:

1970-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Fifty-six naval operators listened to synthetic passive sonar signals masked by cavitation noise. They were required to classify each signal in one of 14 categories. In some sessions they were able to use a visual display, which indicated the order of choices made by a computer. The computer display was of value, particularly when data processing was reliable, and when the signal-to-noise ratio of the passive sonar signals was low. The ratings were able to combine the information from their ears with the visual information given by the computer. Results were studied in splitting the task between 2 men a man who simply listened to the sonar, and a decision maker who combined the choices of the man with the choices made by the computer.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE