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Human Factors in Electronics, IEEE Transactions on

Issue 2 • Date June 1967

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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Human Factors in Electronics Group

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): c2
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  • Computer Teaching—1967

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 59
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  • The Development of Computer-Assisted Instruction

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 60 - 63
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    Development of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) at the IBM Research Center, the Decision Sciences Laboratory of Hanscom Air Force Base, the Systems Development Corporation, the University of Illinois, and Bolt Beranek and Newman is reviewed. This review covers the period 1958-1961. View full abstract»

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  • The Plato System: Current Research and Developments

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 64 - 70
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    The Plato system is discussed. Current research activities are described, including research in teaching methods. New content areas and future developments are pointed out. View full abstract»

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  • Computer-Based Subsystems for Training the Users of Computer Systems

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 70 - 75
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    This paper examines the training problems generated by computer-based information systems, and it describes the role of the computer in solving these training problems. The design and development of a model for a computer-based instructional sub- system for a military information system is outlined. View full abstract»

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  • Advantages of Using a Computer in Some Kinds of Educational Games

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 75 - 81
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    Three computer-based economic games for sixth- grade pupils are described. From the game models, six kinds of routines, or strategies, are analyzed to demonstrate the advantages of using electronic computers in complex instructional games. View full abstract»

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  • Toward the Compilation of Books into Teaching Machine Programs

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 81 - 84
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    A computer program is described which attempts to compile written text into teaching machine programs. A discussion of the nature of the output is included. Several strategies are outlined. View full abstract»

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  • New Instructional Potentials of Information Technology

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 84 - 88
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    Two types of instructional interactions between a computer system and a student are in current use. In one type, the computer is assigned the dominant role in controlling the interaction. In the other, the student is given considerable freedom to manipulate the computer system throughout the interaction. Instructional systems exemplifying both types of interactions are described. View full abstract»

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  • The Control of Learning in Small Subsystems of a Programmed Educational System

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 88 - 93
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    The paper describes how an effective instructional subsystem involves a game-like interaction between student and teaching machine in the context of a variety of skills. A control model is used to predict the behavior of subjects in using specific skills. View full abstract»

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  • A Graduate Level University Course in Methods of Computer-Assisted Instruction

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 94 - 102
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    The curriculum outline, i.e., the type of computer exercises and programs used in a course which teaches computer- assisted instruction programmers, is discussed. The objectives of the course as well as composition and performance of one class are described. View full abstract»

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  • Acceleration Stress Effects on Pilot Performance and Dynamic Response

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 103 - 112
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    Several brief studies were conducted to assess the effects of a wide range of acceleration environments, varying from zero gravity to high sustained accelerations, on pilot performance and dynamic response. The results indicated that the control performance decrements observed at high sustained accelerations were attributable to decreased pilot gains and corresponding reductions in open-loop system crossover frequency. Limited results for extreme vibratory accelerations suggested that performance deterioration was associated with a reduction in pilot lead equalization (and a corresponding reduction in open-loop crossover). Under short-term weightless conditions, performance in a simulated control task was appreciably poorer than under comparable 1 g conditions for one of two sets of simulated vehicle dynamics investigated. The reason was attributed primarily to increased pilot excitation of the vehicle's lightly damped short-period mode. Soviet data, available from Voskhod flights, indicated that cosmonauts did not perform as well in a simulated control system as during ground training sessions. View full abstract»

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  • Pilot Describing Function Measurements in a Multiloop Task

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 113 - 125
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    An experimental program to measure pilot describing functions in a multiloop control task is described. The basic objective of the program was to provide the data essential for refinement of the multiloop pilot model, which has previously been based on a rational extension of single-loop experimental results. The piloting task was tracking a bank-angle command input. The displayed quantities were bank-error and aircraft yaw rate. The pilot had both aileron and rudder controls. For four of the five configurations, the aircraft was unstable and the pilot had to close a yaw-rate loop. One configuration was stable and could be flown single-loop, bank- angle-to-aileron. View full abstract»

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  • Human Performance in Single and Two-Axis Tracking Systems

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 125 - 129
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    A compensatory tracking experiment was performed on single and uncoupled two-axis tracking systems to determine the effects of training on model parameters of the human operator as well as one-two-axis differences in tracking performance. The plant dynamics were identical in both the single-axis system and the symmetrical two-axis system. Second-order dynamics consisting of a pure integration and first-order lag were used. Task difficulty was varied by changing the magnitude of the lag time constant and the frequency bandwidth of the input disturbance. Linear second- order describing functions, obtained by a model matching technique, were used to model the operator's performance. View full abstract»

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  • Sine-Wave Tracking Revisited

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 130 - 134
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    A study of sine-wave tracking is reported which illustrates the extent to which the predictability of the input and of the control device dynamics can be utilized with extended practice. Analysis of the error power spectra establishes the presence of a stable source of noise power in the operator's output that has implications for deriving models of manual tracking performance. View full abstract»

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  • Sampling with Adjustable Frequency in the Hand Movement Control System

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 135 - 140
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    Experiments are performed to test the hypothesis of intermittency on the hand movement control system, especially the role of inertia in muscle tone level on the sampling frequency. Results indicate positive adaptation of sampling to these variables. View full abstract»

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  • An Experimental Investigation of Radar Target Designation Tracking

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 141 - 148
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    This paper describes a study of radar designation performance in a simulated high speed, low altitude aircraft. Hypotheses were derived by means of closed-loop analyses for combinations of aircraft velocity, antenna scan rate, continuous versus discrete cursor generation, and cursor stabilization at aircraft velocity versus nonstabilized cursor. The results of the study showed that best performance was attained using a continuous cursor at high scan rates. Cursor stabilization improved performance only with the discrete cursor. Indications were that the human performed as a linear operator in this control situation. View full abstract»

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  • Symbolic and Pictorial Displays for Submarine Control

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 148 - 158
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    The Navy has given extensive support to the development of several different integrated display concepts for nuclear submarines. This paper describes a research program through which comparative, empirical analysis of these concepts was accomplished. The displays evaluated can be classed in two general categories—symbolic and pictorial. The pictorial contact-analog format was tested with symbolic and with pictorial or perspective quickened tracking techniques. The symbolic depth-azimuth format was tested with symbolic quickened tracking and with pictorial presentation of a predictor tracking device. View full abstract»

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  • An Evaluation of an Integrated V/STOL Display Concept

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 158 - 165
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    This paper is concerned with the evolution and evaluation of an integrated electronic display for V/STOL flight. Such design considerations as vehicle dynamics, handling qualities, and mission requirements are discussed. Data are presented on the performance improvements obtained with a representative display when compared with conventional instruments in two simulated tasks. View full abstract»

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  • Hybrid simulation of VTOL flight

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 166 - 167
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    The purpose of this communication is to describe some results of a study of manual control for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) IFR operations. The study involved simulated flight on Honeywell's hybrid computer facility. The study was designed to determine if state-of-the-art display technology could provide acceptable display systems for VTOL operations. The flexibility of hybrid computer simulation provides the cockpit designer with a method by which he can study many combinations of display formats and manual control modes. Workload measuring techniques were used to augment the flight performance criteria to evaluate study results. View full abstract»

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 168 - 173
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  • Statement of editorial policy

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 173
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  • Institutional listings

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 173
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