Accession Number : AD0741902

Title :   Aircraft Track Initiation and Maintenance in a Single-Operator Simulated Surveillance System: Technical Report II.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Mills,Robert G. ; Bauer,Michael A.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : A semiautomatic radar surveillance system using a time-compression mode for display of real-time radar data was simulated. Subjects were required to detect targets entering the surveillance area (75 by 75 nautical miles), initiate automatic tracking of these targets, and reinitiate (maintain) 'lost' tracks when automatic tracking failed. Four target introduction rates (2, 3, and 4/minute and a distributed rate with a mean of 2.5 targets/minute), three levels of clutter density (0.016, 0.032, and 0.064 pieces per square nautical mile), and two levels of target velocity (500 and 900 knots) were investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TARGET ACQUISITION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*RADAR TRACKING, IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS), SEARCH RADAR, RADAR TRAINERS, RADAR TARGETS, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, RADAR CLUTTER, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, ERRORS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE