Accession Number : AD0715287

Title :   Flare Range Estimation: Evaluation of Aids.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Hilgendorf,Robert L. ; Simons,John C.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Devices for estimating the range to a simulated pyrotechnic flare were evaluated against several unaided conditions. Two devices based on a photometric concept and two based on a geometric concept were used. One was a human-engineered triangulation device (Ritchie Ranger modified). The errors of naked eye judgments are discussed. Also discussed are technological requirements for operational ranging devices and future plans for an inflight evaluation of methods for flare range estimation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLARES, RANGE FINDING), PYROTECHNICS, NIGHT WARFARE, SIMULATION, TRIANGULATION, PHOTOMETERS, TIME, TARGET DISCRIMINATION, ACCURACY, VISUAL ACUITY, ERRORS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE