Accession Number : AD0677322

Title :   TARGET ACQUISITION STUDIES: FIXED TELEVISION FIELDS OF VIEW.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 67-Oct 68,

Corporate Author : MARTIN MARIETTA CORP ORLANDO FLA ORLANDO DIV

Personal Author(s) : Ozkaptan,Halim ; Omart,James G. ; Bergert,James W. ; McGee,Robert A.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : A study was conducted to investigate an operator's target acquisition capability while viewing a television monitor. The study was conducted under realistically simulated flight conditions in the Guidance Development Center of the Orlando Division of Martin Marietta Corporation. Pilot performance, in terms of search, detection, and recognition, was assessed for both briefed and unbriefed missions. It was found that: Performance as a function of contrast is strongly dependent upon field-of-view and type of briefing; Probability of detection is influenced by field-of-view only in the unbriefed mode; Extensive target search requirements exist in briefed as well as unbriefed modes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TARGET ACQUISITION, *TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*OPTICAL SCANNING, TARGET ACQUISITION), PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SIMULATION, TARGET RECOGNITION, VISUAL ACUITY, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), RECORDING SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, TERRAIN MODELS, TEST FACILITIES

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE