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The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

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A Survey Of The Literature On Prediction Of Air Force Personnel Requirements

Author(s): Jones, Edna M.
Corporate Author: American Institute For Research
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-493
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Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: I. Variations In Period And Damping Of The Phugoid Response

Author(s): Muckler, F. A.
Corporate Author: Training Research Branch, Behavioral Sciences Laboratory Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-615 Part (I)
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Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: II. Variations In Control Gain And Phugoid Characteristics

Author(s): Muckler, F. A.
Corporate Author: Aviation Psychology Laboratory University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-615 Part (II)
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Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: III. Variations In Course Complexity And Amplitude

Author(s): Muckler, F. A.
Corporate Author: Aviation Psychology Laboratory University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-615 (III)
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A Head Circumference Sizing System For Helmet Design: Including Three-Dimensional Presentations of Anthropometric Data

Author(s): Zeigen, Robert S.
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory Aerospace Medical Division
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-631
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Absolute Identification Of Color For Targets Presented Against white And Colored Backgrounds

Author(s): Bishop, Harold P.
Corporate Author: Institute For Applied Experimental Psychology Tufts University
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-611
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The Effect of Transient Weightlessness on Visual Acuity

Author(s): Pigg, Leroy D.
Corporate Author: Behavorial Sciences Laboratory
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 61-184
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Some Sources Of Load And Constraints On Operator Performance In A Simulated Radar Air Traffic Control Task

Author(s): Kidd, J. S.
Corporate Author: Laboratory Of Aviation Psychology, The Ohio State University; The OSU Research Foundation
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-612
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Survey Of Escape Training In The Air Force

Author(s): Beer, Michael
Corporate Author: Behavioral Science Laboratory, Aerospace Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-792
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Audio Warning Signals For Air Force Weapon Systems

Author(s): Licklider, J. C. R.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-814
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Distribution-Free Statistical Tests

Author(s): Bradley, James V.
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory Aerospace Medical Division
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-661
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Judgments Of The Relative Frequency Of Two Random Sequential Events: Effects Of Duration Of Observation

Author(s): Erlick, Dwight E.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Division
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADD TR 60-673
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Effects Of Ionized Air On Decision Making And Vigilance Performance

Author(s): Chiles, W. Dean
Corporate Author: Physics Engineering Chemistry Corp Boulder Colo
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-05
Report Number: MRL TDR 62-51
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Group Performance During Four-Hour Periods Of Confinement

Author(s): Alluisi, Earl A.
Corporate Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corp Marietta GA
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-06
Report Number: MRL TDR 62-70
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Visual Acuity In Relation To Body Orientation And G-Vector

Author(s): Pigg, Leroy D.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-07
Report Number: MRL TDR 62-74
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Working Bibliography On The Effects Of Motion On Human Performance

Author(s): Buckhout, Robert
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-07
Report Number: MRL TDR 62-77
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Knowledge Of Results In A Monitoring Task

Author(s): Wiener, Earl L.
Corporate Author: Miami Univ Coral Gables Fla
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-08
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-82
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Exploratory Investigation Of The Man Amplifier Concept

Author(s): Clark, D. C.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Lab Wright-Patterson AFB Oh
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-08
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-89
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Survey Of Remote Handling In Space

Author(s): Baker, D. Frederick
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-100
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Weightless Man: Single-Impulse Trajectories For Orbital Workers

Author(s): Mueller, Donald D.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-103
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Human-Initiated Malfunctions And System Performance Evaluation

Author(s): Buskirk, Roger C.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Inst Columbus Ohio
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-105
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Effects Of Task Organization, Training Time, And Retention Interval On The Retention Of Skill

Author(s): Naylor, James C.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-107
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Optimization Of Manned Orbital Satellite Vehicle Design With Respect To Artificial Gravity

Author(s): Loret, Benjamin J.
Corporate Author: Air Force Inst Of Tech Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: ASD TR 61-688
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Effects of Outer-Space Environment Important to Simulation of Space Vehicles

Author(s): Hart, Eugene M.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: ASD TR 61-201
AD Number: AD0269014
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Flight Simulation of Orbital and Reentry Vehicles Part I - Development of Equations of Motion in Six Degrees of Freedom

Author(s): Isakson, Gabriel
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-10
Report Number: ASD TR 61-171 (I)
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Flight Simulation of Orbital and Reentry Vehicles Part II - A Modified Flight Path Axis System for Solving the Six-Degree-of-Freedom Flight Equations

Author(s): Fogarty, L. E.
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-10
Report Number: ASD TR 61-171 (II)
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Flight Simulation of Orbital and Reentry Vehicles Part III - Aerodynamics Information Requires for Six Degrees of Freedom Simulation

Author(s): Buning, H.
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: ASD TR 61-171 (III)
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Flight Simulation of Orbital and Reentry Vehicles Part IV - A Study of Earth Oblateness Effects and Characteristic Oscillatory Motions of a Lifting Reentry Vehicle

Author(s): Isakson, Gabriel
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: ASD TR 61-171 (IV)
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Development of an Analog Multiplier, Based on the Hall Effect


Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-50
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Cathode-ray Tube Instrument Synthesis System

Author(s): Winner, R. N.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-84
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Study Of Requirements For The Simulation Of Rendezvous And Docking Of Space Vehicles

Author(s): Ryken, John M.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerospace Corp Buffalo N Y
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-100
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Development And Test Of The Bell Zero-G Belt

Author(s): Flexman, Ralph E.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Co Buffalo Ny
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-23
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Some Aspects of Problem Solving: Sequential Analysis of the Detection of Embedded Patterns

Author(s): Kolers, Paul A.
Corporate Author: Antioch College
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-12
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-148
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The Functional Design of a Special-purpose Digital Computer for Real-time Flight Simulation

Author(s): Krasny, Louis M.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-04
Report Number: MRL TDR 62-39
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Relative Motion in the Docking Phase of Orbital Rendezvous

Author(s): Mueller, Donald D.
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-12
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-124
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Remote Viewing: A Comparison of Direct Viewing, 2D and 3D Television

Author(s): Kama, William N.
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-02
Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-15
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Predicting the Difficulty of Locating Targets from Judgments of Image Characteristics

Author(s): Rhodes, Fen
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-19
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The Effect of Simulated Aircraft Speed on Detecting and Identifying Targets from Side-Looking-Radar Imagery

Author(s): Self, H. C.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-40
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A Queuing Model for Determining System Manning and Related Support Requirements

Author(s): Barton, H. R.
Corporate Author: Radio Corporation of America
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-01
Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-21
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Development of Techniques for Evaluation of Visual Simulation Equipment

Author(s): Harshbarger, John H.
Corporate Author: Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-08
Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-49
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An Application of Bayes Theorem as a Hypothesis-Selection Aid in a Complex Information-Processing System

Author(s): Southard, Jack F.
Corporate Author: Laboratory of Aviation Psychology
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-08
Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-51
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Programming Method and Response Mode in a Visual-Oral Task

Author(s): Csanyi, Attila P.
Corporate Author: University of Pittsburgh
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: AMRL TR 64-129
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Trajectory Versus Line-of-Sight Space Rendezvous Using Out-of-Window Visual Cues

Author(s): Clark, Herbert J.
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-10
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The Validation of a Maintainability Prediction Technique for an Airborne Electronic System

Author(s): Retterer, B. L.
Corporate Author: Radio Corporation of America
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-42
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The Influence of Experience and Input Information Fidelity Upon Posterior Probability Estimation in a Simulated Threat-Diagnosis System

Author(s): Schum, David A.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-25
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Target Detection on Side-Looking Radar when Image Motion can be Temporarily Delayed

Author(s): Bate, Almon J.
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-11
Report Number: AMRL TR 67-23
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Repetition and Spaced Review in Programed Instruction

Author(s): Reynolds, James H.
Corporate Author: University of Pittsburgh
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: AMRL TR 64-128
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The Effect of Test Trials on the Learning of Paired Adjectives

Author(s): Johnson, Kirk A.
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: AMRL TR 64-105
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An Evaluation of Multiple Tracks in a Linear Program

Author(s): Glaser, Robert
Corporate Author: University of Pittsburgh
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: AMRL TR 64-108
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An Evaluation of Proposed Applications of Remote Handling in Space

Author(s): Chubb, Gerald. P.
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: AMRL TR 64-98
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