Accession Number:

ADA029932

Title:

Human Performance Evaluation of Matrix Displays: Literature and Technology Review.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Apr 74-Sep 75,

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CALIF DISPLAY SYSTEMS AND HUMAN FACTORS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

208.0

Abstract:

In recent years a number of different types of flat-panel displays have been developed which utilize large arrays of discrete display elements for the presentation of symbolic and sensor information. These displays offer several advantages over the conventional cathode ray tube, including reductions in display volume, weight, and power requirements. Included in this class of matrix displays are light emitting diode LED arrays, flat panel cathode ray tubes e.g., the Digisplay. AC plasma and liquid crystal displays. This spectrum of displays allows the designer a new freedom in selecting the most appropriate display type for a given task and environment. To make such decisions successfully, designers need data relating specific display design parameters to measures of system performance. The most critical information that a designer needs concerns those parameters that affect the performance of the operator using the displays. The operator must be able to obtain from the display the information he needs to perform his tasks, to some minimum level of acceptability, under the poorest expected operational circumstances. Little of the mass of literature on display design parameters and human performance research has been oriented to this new class of matrix displays.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE