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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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228 reports

Minimum Allowable Dimensions for Controls Mounted on Concentric Shafts

Author(s): Bradley, James V.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-355
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Space requirements of the seated operator. Geometrical, kinematic, and mechanical aspects of the body with special reference to the limbs

Author(s): Dempster, W. T.
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-07
Report Number: WADC TR 55-159
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Handbook Of Toxicology Volume V Fungicides

Author(s): Dittmer, Dorothy S.
Corporate Author: Division Of Biology And Agriculture, National Academy Of Sciences
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-16 Volume 5
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Handbook Of Toxicology Volume IV Tranquilizers

Author(s): Grebe, Rudolph M.
Corporate Author: Division Of Biology And Agriculture, National Academy Of Sciences
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-16 Volume 4
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Four-Channel Noise Source

Author(s): Barnes, George H.
Corporate Author: Laboratories Of Research And Development, Franklin Institute
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-194
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Instrumentation For Acoustical Evaluation Of Jet Engine Test Cells

Author(s): Labate, Samuel
Corporate Author: Bolt, Beranek And Newman, Inc.
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-115
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Formation Lights For Fighter Aircraft

Author(s): Baker, Charles A.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-124
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Binocular Disparity As A Coding Dimension For Pictorial Instrument And Radar Displays

Author(s): Cohen, Jerome
Corporate Author: Antioch College
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-393
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Differential Effects Of Noise And Fatigue On A Complex Counting Task

Author(s): Jerison, Harry J.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-359
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Experimental Studies Of Prolonged Wakefulness

Author(s): Chiles, Walter D.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-395
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Expansion Of The Visual Form Field By Perimeter Training

Author(s): Crannell, C. W.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-368
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Recognition And Identification Of Complex Visual Forms As A Function Of The Labeling System Emloyed

Author(s): Hake, Harold W.
Corporate Author: Institute For Cooperative Research, Johns Hopkins University
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-09
Report Number: WADC TR 55-367
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Effect Of Variations In Control-display During Training On Transfer To A "high" Ratio

Author(s): Rockway, Marty R.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-366
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The Anthropometry Of Working Positions I. A Preliminary Study

Author(s): Hertzberg, H. T. E.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-520
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Accommodative Responses Of The Cats Eye To Electrical Stimulation Of The Ciliary Ganglion

Author(s): Marg, Elwin
Corporate Author: Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-508
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A Compilation Of Turbojet Noise Data

Author(s): Doelling, Norman
Corporate Author: Cambridge 38, Massachusetts
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-401
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The Concept Of Response Restriction Applied To Dial Reading

Author(s): Freitag, Melvin
Corporate Author: Virginia U.
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-364
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The Influence Of Message Distortion And Message Familarity, The Third Of A Series Of Reports On

Author(s): Holland, James Gordan
Corporate Author: Virginia U.
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-287
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Design Of Digits

Author(s): Crook, Mason N.
Corporate Author: Tufts College, Institute For Applied Experimental Psychology
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-262
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Visual Presentation Of Information

Author(s): Baker, Charles A.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-160
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Physical Action Of Intense High Frequency Sound On Vertebrate Tissue

Author(s): Fry, W. J.
Corporate Author: Bioacoutics Laboratory, Unniversity Of Illinois
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-152 Part 2
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Retention of Transfer in Motor Learning After 24 Hours and After 14 Months as a Function of Degree First-Task Learning and Inter-task Similarity

Author(s): Duncan, Carl P.
Corporate Author: Northwestern University
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-10
Report Number: WADC TR 52-224
AD Number: AD0003247
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Transfer Of Training After Five Days Of Practice with One Task Or with Varied Tasks

Author(s): Duncan, Carl P.
Corporate Author: Northwestern University
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-533
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Transfer Training After Two Days Of Practice with One Task or with Varied Tasks

Author(s): Duncan, C. P.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-381
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Anatomical And Physiological Effects Of Rapid Deceleration

Author(s): Fasola, Alfred F.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-218
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A Method For Simulating Night Flying During Daylight Hours

Author(s): Horn, Richard E.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-505
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The Presence Of A Dual Perceptual Set For Certain Perceptual-motor Tasks

Author(s): Simon, C. W.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Command
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-286
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On The Interpretation Of Word Frequency As A Variable Affecting Speed Of Recognition

Author(s): Howes, Davis H.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-282
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The Influence Of Complex Task Variables On The Relative Efficiency Of Auditory And Visual Message Presentation

Author(s): Reid, L. Starling
Corporate Author: Virginia U.
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-288
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Effect Of Variations In Control-display Ratio And Exponential Time Delay On Tracking Performance

Author(s): Rockway, Marty R.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-618
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Effects Of Stress On Performance In A Dominant And Non-dominant Task

Author(s): Simon, Charles W.
Corporate Author: Antioch College
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-285
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Apparatus For Presentation And Continuous Measurement Of Error In A Two-dimensional Compensatory Tracking Task

Author(s): McGuire, James C.
Corporate Author: Washington University, Dept. Of Psychology, Biomechanics Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-335
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Comparison Of The Visual And Auditory Senses As Channels For Data Presentation

Author(s): Henneman, Richard H.
Corporate Author: University of Virginia
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-363
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Desirable Control-display Relationship For Moving Scale Instruments

Author(s): Bradley, James V.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-423
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Control-display Association Preferences For Ganged Controls

Author(s): Bradley, James V.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-379
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Counters For Airborne Use

Author(s): Warrick, Melvin J.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-266
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Transfer of Training in a Simple Motor Skill Along the Speed Dimension

Author(s): Ammons, Robert B.
Corporate Author: University of Louisville
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 53-498
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A Method For Man-machine Task Analysis

Author(s): Miller, Robert B.
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-06
Report Number: WADC TR 53-137
AD Number: AD0015921
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Masking Of Cathode Ray Tube Display By Ambient Illumination

Author(s): Adler, Helmut E.
Corporate Author: Columbia University
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-11
Report Number: WADC TR 53-266
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Fixations During Day and Night CGA Approaches Using an Experimental Instrument Panel Arrangement. The seventh of a series of reports on Eye Fixations of Aircraft Pilots

Author(s): Milton, John L.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-02
Report Number: AF TR 6709
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Handbook of Acoustic Noise Control. Volume II. Noise and Man

Author(s): Rosenblith, Walter A.
Corporate Author: Bolt, Beranek, and Newman
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-06
Report Number: WADC TR 52-204 Volume 2
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Anthropometry Of Flying Personnel - 1950

Author(s): Hertzberg, H. T. E.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory and Antioch College
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 52-321
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Transfer Of Training In Motor Learning As A Function Of Degree Of First-Task Learning And Inter-Task Similarity

Author(s): Duncan, Carl P.
Corporate Author: Northwestern University
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-04
Report Number: WADC TR 52-64
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The Spectral Density Study Of Tracking Performance: I. The Effect Of Instructions

Author(s): Krendel, Ezra S.
Corporate Author: The Frankilin Institute
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-01
Report Number: WADC TR 52-11 Part 1
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Effect Of Flashes Of Light On Night Visual Acuity

Author(s): Fry, Glenn A.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-01
Report Number: WADC TR 52-10 Part 2
AD Number: AD0013834
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A Sizing System For High Altitude Gloves

Author(s): Barter, James T.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-12
Report Number: WADC TR 56-599
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Investigations Of Vertical Displays Of Altitude Information, II. The Effect Of Practice On Performance Of A Simulated Flight Task Using A Moving-Tape Altimeter

Author(s): Mengelkoch, Robert F.
Corporate Author: University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-03
Report Number: WADC TR 57-385
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The Influence Of Categorical Cuing On The Identification Of Visually Distorted words Selected From A Logically Organized Population

Author(s): Henneman, Richard H.
Corporate Author: Virginia U.
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-362
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Development Of An Emergency Pressurization System For An Escape Capsule

Author(s): Replogle, A. E.
Corporate Author: Scott Aviation Corporation
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TR 58-397
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Effects Of Variations In Control Deadspace And Gain On Tracking Performance

Author(s): Rockway, Marty R.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-09
Report Number: WADC TR 57-326
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