Accession Number : AD0501143

Title :   Low Light Level TV Viewfinder Simulation Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AUTONETICS ANAHEIM CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bauerschmidt,Donald K. ; Humes,J. M.

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : This report summarizes results of the four phases of the Low Light Level TV Viewfinder Simulation Program. The overall objective of this contract was to formulate design criteria and performance requirements for airborne low light level television systems. The approach utilized during this program was to conduct a series of real-time, man-in-the-loop simulation experiments to determine the effect of LLLTV system parameters and mission characteristics on pilot/operator performance of various mission functions. It was conducted in four phases spanning approximately 23 months. Phase A included a detailed literature search, a hardware state-of-the-art review and mission analyses. The result of this activity was used to generate a detailed plan for the experimental studies to be performed during Phases B, C, and D. Phase B contained a series of four fixed-base (stationary-cockpit) simulation studies to determine the effects upon operator target recognition performance of television system parameters such as signal-to-noise ratio and field of view. Its primary output was a preliminary definition of system criteria for optimum operator performance. Phase C contained one fixed-base and three moving-base simulation experiments. This phase was used to expand and refine the results of Phase B. The fixed-base experiment allowed refinement of the Phase B system criteria based upon a more heavily task-loaded situation.

Descriptors :   (*TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SIMULATION), CAMERA VIEWFINDERS, TARGET RECOGNITION, AIRBORNE, STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEWS, TELEVISION CAMERAS, COCKPITS, INSTRUMENT PANELS (U) AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, VIDICONS, IMAGE ORTHICONS, TARGET ACQUISITION, TERRAIN AVOIDANCE, REAL TIME, IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), SURFACE TARGETS, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, LOW LIGHT LEVELS

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE