Accession Number : AD0776381

Title :   Detection of Human Targets.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Caviness,James A. ; Maxey,Jeffrey L.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : A study of detection performance by infantrymen for human targets under optimal lightining and line-of-sight conditions was conducted to obtain data for the Army Small Arms Requirements Study (ASARS). Four classes of variables were studied: target, environmental, organismic, and experimental. Results indicated that illumination intensity, target lighting, target size, target speed, target contrast with environment, terrain, observer height, observer movement, and observer experience are important determinants of detection. Results demonstrated a need to further examine the interactions among these determinants when some or all of them are varied at one time. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Performance(Human), *Target detection, Infantry, Army personnel, Small arms, Targets, Motion, Illumination, Sizes(Dimensions), Terrain

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE