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Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1694
Amount: $49,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ard Corp
5457 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT C. MUNSON
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Research Institution
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Abstract
POLAR GRAPHIC DISPLAYS PRESENT QUANTITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT A SYSTEM'S PARAMETERS AT THE NODES OF A GEOMETRIC FIGURE. BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF HUMAN PATTERN RECOGNITION CAPABILITIES, THIS DISPLAY CONCEPT MAY ENHANCE OPERATOR'S ABILITY TO RAPIDLY ASSESS SYSTEM STATUS. THE PRESENT RESEARCH ADDRESSES BASIC AND APPLIED ISSUES IN HUMAN VISUAL PROCESSING AND DECISION-MAKING WITH POLAR GRAPHICS, IN AN EFFORT TO OPTIMIZE THE USER-COMPATIBILITY OF THESE DISPLAYS. SPEED TO ASSESS SYSTEM STATUS WILL BE MEASURED FOR DISPLAYS THAT REPRESENT A VARIETY OF GENERIC MODEL SYSTEMS. THE OBJECTIVES ARE (1) TO DISCOVER BASIC PROPERTIES OF HUMAN DECISION-MAKING WITH DISPLAYS OF MULTIVARIATE DATA, (2) TO EXPLORE THE ADVANTAGES OF POLAR GRAPHICS WITH RESPECT TO HUMAN PATTERN RECOGNITION, (3) TO DELINEATE DISPLAY GUIDELINES THAT WILL ALLOW POLAR GRAPHICS TO BE DESIGNED SO THAT INFORMATION CAN BE EXTRACTED MOST READILY, AND (4) TO IDENTIFY NASA OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS IN WHICH POLAR GRAPHICS WOULD BE USEFUL. TO THE EXTENT THAT THE USER-COMPATIBILITY OF POLAR GRAPHICS CAN BE QUANTIFIED AND ENHANCED, THIS DISPLAY CONCEPT WILL PROVE FEASIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN FIELDED SYSTEMS.

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