Accession Number:

ADA014134

Title:

An Experiment to Determine Relative Performance of Boat Operators in Emergency Maneuvers Using Hand and Foot Throttles.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WYLE LABS HUNTSVILLE ALA EASTERN OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

Obstacle avoidance in emergency situations is dependent on a boat drivers ability to respond to the situation in a safe manner. What is safe quite often depends on responses taken by the driver. This report describes the investigation undertaken into the driver responses to a simulated emergency situation. The particular scope is interdependences of maximum roll angle change and initial roll angle changes, initial yaw angle change, successfailure rate, initial rate of motor angle change, and time for maximum roll change with the type of throttle control used.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE