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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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19 reports

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 Laboratory
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 61-184
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Volume 4
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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 Volume 3
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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 Volume 2
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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 Volume 1
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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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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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