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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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The Effects Of Various Levels Of Automation On Human Operators Performance In Man Machine Systems

Author(s): Ralph E. Thomas; A. Alan B. Pritsker; Charlotte A. Christner; Richard H. Byers; Walter J. Huebner
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute; Behavioral Sciences Laboratory Aerospace Medical Division
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-02
Report Number: WADD TR 60-618
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The Effect Of Transient Weightlessness On Visual Acuity

Author(s): Leroy D. Pigg, william N. Kama
Corporate Author: Behavorial Sciences Laboratort; Aerospace Medical Laboratory; Wright Air Development Dvision; Air Research and Development Command; United States Air Force; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 61-184
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A Survey Of The Literature On Prediction Of Air Force Personnel Requirements

Author(s): John D. Folley, Jr.; Jean B. Fairman; Edna M. Jones
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): F. A. Muckler; R. W. Obermayer; W. H. Hanlon, F. P. Serio; M. R. Rockway; Aviation Psychology Laboratory University Of Illinois
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 1
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Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: II. Variations In Control Gain And Phugoid Characteristics

Author(s): F. A. Muckler; R. W. Obermayer; W. H. Hanlon, F. P. Serio; M. R. Rockway
Corporate Author: Aviation Psychology Laboratory University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-615 Part 2
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Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: III. Variations In Course Complexity And Amplitude

Author(s): F. A. Muckler; R. W. Obermayer; W. H. Hanlon, F. P. Serio; M. R. Rockway
Corporate Author: Aviation Psychology Laboratory University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-615 Part 3
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A Head Circumference Sizing System For Helmet Design

Author(s): Robert S. Zeigen; Milton Alexander
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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Human Factors In Design Of Automatic Programming And Recording For Trainers (AN/ASG-15-T1 Fire Control System Trainer)

Author(s): Allan M. Stave
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory; Aerospace Medical Division
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-558
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Absolute Identification Of Color For Targets Presented Against white And Colored Backgrounds

Author(s): Harold P. Bishop, Mason N. Crook
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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Operator Performance In Strike Reconnaissance

Author(s): A.C.Williams Jr., C.W.Simon; Ruth Haugen; S. N. Roscoe
Corporate Author: Hughes Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-521
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Automated Maintenance Theory , Practice , And Implications For Training

Author(s): Paul E. Franks, Clarence W. Furnish
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory; Aerospace Medical Division
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-412
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Distribution-free Statistical Tests

Author(s): James V.Bradley
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): Dwight E.Erlick
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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An Extended Euler Angle Coordinate System For Use with All-Attitude Aircraft Simulators

Author(s): D. T. Greenwood
Corporate Author: The University Of Michigan
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-372
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Some Social Factors Affecting The Choice Of An "Imitative" Response In A Probability Learning Situation

Author(s): John T. Lanzetta, Vera T. Kanareff
Corporate Author: Fels Group Dynamics Center
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-196
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Some Sources Of Load And Constraints On Operator Performance In A Simulated Radar Air Traffic Control Task

Author(s): J. S. Kidd
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): Michael Beer, Robert M. Jayson, Vernon E. Carter, Frederick H. Kresse
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): J.C.R. Licklider
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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Effects Of Ionized Air On Decision Making And Vigilance Performance

Author(s): Chiles, W. Dean; Fox, Richard E.
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.; Hall, Thomas J.; Chiles, W. Dean
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.; Kama, William N.
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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Human Engineering Criteria For Manned Space Flight. Minimum Manual Systems

Author(s): Bauerschmidt, Donald K.; Besco, Robert O.
Corporate Author: Hughes Aircraft Co Culver City Calif
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-08
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-87
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Exploratory Investigation Of The Man Amplifier Concept

Author(s): Clark, D. C.; Deleys, N. J.; Matheis, C. W.
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.; Simons, John C.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-103
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Human-Initiated Malfunctions And System Performance Evaluation

Author(s): Buskirk, Roger C.; Huebner, Walter J.
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.; Briggs, George E.; Reed, Walter G.
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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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): R. N. Winner; A. Zilgalvis
Corporate Author: North American Aviation
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-84
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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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Human Performance As A Function Of The Work-Rest Ratio During Prolonged Confinement

Author(s): Adams, Oscar S.; Chiles, W. Dean
Corporate Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corp Marietta Ga
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-11
Report Number: ASD TR 61-720
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Weightlessness And Performance. A Review Of The Literature

Author(s): Loftus, J.P.; Hammer, Lois Reel
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Report Number: ASD TR 61-166
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Study Progrem for Simulator Component Interconnections

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Curtiss-Wright Corporation Electronics Division
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: ASD TR 61-71
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Research Problems in the Design of Performance Aids

Author(s): John D. Folley, Jr.
Corporate Author: American Institute for Research
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-10
Report Number: ASD TR 61-548
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Effects of Outer-Space Environment Important to Simulation of Space Vehicles

Author(s): Eugene M. Hart
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: ASD TR 61-201
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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): Gabriel Isakson
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-10
Report Number: ASD TR 61-171 Volume 1
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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): L. E. Fogarty; R. H. Howe
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-10
Report Number: ASD TR 61-171 Volume 2
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Flight Simulation of Orbital and Reentry Vehicles Part III - Aerodynamics Information Requires for Six Degrees of Freedom Simulation

Author(s): H. Buning
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: ASD TR 61-171 Volume 3
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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): Gabriel Isakson
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: ASD TR 61-171 Volume 4
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Study Of Requirements For The Simulation Of Rendezvous And Docking Of Space Vehicles

Author(s): Ryken, John M.; Emerson, Jerome E.; Onega, George T.; Bilz, James L.
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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Some Aspects of Problem Solving: Sequential Analysis of the Detection of Embedded Patterns

Author(s): Paul A. Kolers; Donald L. Zink
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): Louis M. Krasny
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): Donald D. Mueller
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-12
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-124
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Development And Test Of The Bell Zero-G Belt

Author(s): Flexman, Ralph E.; Seale, Leonard M.; Henderson, Campbell
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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Remote Viewing: A Comparison of Direct Viewing, 2D and 3D Television

Author(s): William N. Kama; Roger C. DuMars
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-02
Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-15
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Error Control Methods for an Automatic Checkout System

Author(s): Theodore S. Lewis; Walter J. Huebner
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-17
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Predicting the Difficulty of Locating Targets from Judgments of Image Characteristics

Author(s): Fen Rhodes
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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A Study of Digital Computers for a Real Time Training Simulation Research System

Author(s): Kenneth W. Andresen; Duncan Ewing
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-22
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