Accession Number : AD0731728

Title :   Effects of G and Target Position on Static Helmet Sighting.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Reichwein,Carl ; Cunningham,Joseph ; Crosbie,Richard J.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Preliminary experiments were performed on the NADC Human Centrifuge to determine the effect of steady-state +G sub c accelerations on the subject's ability to aim a helmet-mounted sight at stationary targets located at four extreme positions in the subject's field of view. Performance was measured as percent time on target. Average performance decrements ranged were obtained for elevated and eye-level targets. Asymmetrical target performance scores were noted. Coriolis effects were noted also.

Descriptors :   (*TARGET ACQUISITION, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*PILOTS, TARGET ACQUISITION), (*HELMETS, *GUN SIGHTS), PERFORMANCE TESTS, ACCELERATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TEST METHODS, CORIOLIS EFFECT, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE