SERVICE TEST OF IDEOGRAPHIC COMPOSING MACHINE.
Final rept. Jul 67-Feb 68,
ARMY AIRBORNE ELECTRONICS AND SPECIAL WARFARE BOARD FORT BRAGG NC
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The Ideographic Composing Machine had the vocabulary to meet the current demands of psychological warfare however, it failed to meet some of the stated requirements. The following deficiencies were noted electrical components were susceptible to failure caused by power line surges andor transients or brief power failures approximately 1 percent of the ideographs could not be reproduced from the vocabulary proper adjustment of the video read level control was not possible it did not operate 180 hours without maintenance it was not possible to determine if the film was correctly threaded in the camera and switches not used by the operator during operation were not protected to preclude inadvertent activation. Several shortcomings were noted, principally in the areas of operational characteristics and human factors.