Accession Number : AD0622007

Title :   THE DETECTION OF COMPOUND MOTION.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Cooperband,A. S. ; Alexander,L. T.

Report Date : 30 JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : An analysis of the geometry of the two-target collision prediction situation, and of related research, when taken together suggested that omega, the rate of change of the relative bearing between the two targets, could be a sufficient cue for collision prediction. An abstraction of the geometric situation was used to study the ability of an observer to detect a rotational motion superimposed on a translational motion. The results indicated that omega was used as the cue for detecting this rotational component of motion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE PERCEPTION, TARGET DISCRIMINATION), (*TARGET DISCRIMINATION, SPACE PERCEPTION), (*RENDEZVOUS GUIDANCE, SPACE PERCEPTION), (*AVIATION SAFETY, SPACE PERCEPTION), TRAJECTORIES, FLIGHT PATHS, GEOMETRY, MOTION, DETECTION, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PLAN POSITION INDICATORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE