An Evaluation of Digital Liquid Crystal Display Quartz Movement Watches for Military/Government Use

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An Evaluation of Digital Liquid Crystal Display Quartz Movement Watches for Military/Government Use

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Title: An Evaluation of Digital Liquid Crystal Display Quartz Movement Watches for Military/Government Use
Author: Ulman, LE; Gunning, D; Boughton, G; Forzono, C; Stevens, D
Abstract: The PRAM Program Office conducted an evaluation to determine the feasibility of replacing mechanical analog watches with a commercially marketed quartz crystal digital display watch for those military and civilian personnel who normally use a government issues watch. It was believed that this type of watch would be less costly and inherently, more reliable, rugged and accurate than the currently used analog watches. An initial quantity of 500 digital display watches were procured for test and evaluation: 50 were used in laboratory hardware performance testing and the remaining 450 were distributed to personnel of the Air Force, Army, Navy and non-DoD government agencies. The majority of these were tested by USAF pilots, navigators and other aircrew personnel. At the end of the evaluation period, each subject completed a detailed questionnaire. These were then analyzed.
Description: Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9231
Date: 1979

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