Contrails
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): 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Effect of Simulated Aircraft Speed on Detecting and Identifying Targets from Side-Looking-Radar Imagery

Author(s): H.C. Self; Fen Rhodes
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): H. R. Barton; R. E. Purvis; J. E. Stuart; W. K. Mallory
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): John H. Harshbarger; Arthru T. Gill
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): Jack F. Southard; David A. Schum; George E. Briggs
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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Trajectory Versus Line-of-Sight Space Rendezvous Using Out-of-Window Visual Cues

Author(s): Herbert J. Clark
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): B. L. Retterer; G. H. Griswold; R. L. McLaughlin
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): David A. Schum; Irwin L. Goldstein; Jack F. Southard
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-25
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Programming Method and Response Mode in a Visual-Oral Task

Author(s): Attila P. Csanyi; Robert Glaser; James H. Reynolds
Corporate Author: University of Pittsburgh
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: AMRL TR 64-129
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Repetition and Spaced Review in Programed Instruction

Author(s): James H. Reynolds; Robert Glaser
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): Kirk A. Johnson
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): Robert Glaser; James H. Reynolds; Theodore Harakas; A. G. Holzman; John S. Abma
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): Gerald. P. Chubb
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: AMRL TR 64-98
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The Maintenance Task Simulatior-1 (MTS-1): A Device for Electronic Maintenance Research

Author(s): Thomas K. Elliot; John D. Folley
Corporate Author: Applied Science Associates, Incorporated
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: AMRL TR 64-99
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Measurements and Models for Relating the Physical Characteristics of Images to Target Detection

Author(s): Donald G. Corbett; N. D. Diamantides
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: AMRL TR 64-117
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Subject Control Over a Bayesian Hypothesis-Selection Aid in a Complex Information-Processing System

Author(s): Jack F. Southard; David A. Schum; George E. Briggs
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: AMRL TR 64-95
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Learning Set Formation in Programmed Instruction

Author(s): James H. Reynolds; Robert Glaser; John S. Abma
Corporate Author: University of Pittsburgh; Aerospace Medical research Laboratories
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-11
Report Number: AMRL TR 64-114
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Filmstrip Techniques for Individualized Instruction

Author(s): William H. Trow; Edgar A. Smith
Corporate Author: Graflex, Inc.; Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-78
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Image Quality Enhancement

Author(s): Robert W. Brainard; George N. Ornstein
Corporate Author: North American Aviation Incorporated
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-28
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