Accession Number : AD0781515

Title :   Selected Elements of a Battalion Integrated Sensor System: Device and Mix Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Interim research rept. on Phase 1, 1 May-30 Sep 72,


Personal Author(s) : Sternberg,Jack J. ; Banks,James H. ; Widner,Thomas A. ; Jennings,John W.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : The report describes the first phase of a research program designed to develop an effective integrated sensor system for ground surveillance using several combinatins of radars, night vision devices and sensors. The results obtained in a realistic operational setting showed that: (1) All devices used were effective for surveillance and target acquisition; (2) Device performance effectiveness was also related to target type, terrain and ambient conditions; (3) The optimal mix was judged to be a 2 device mix--an AN/PPS-5 and one night observation device. At the Battalion level this mix performed best when used at 3 sites simultaneously. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Combat surveillance, *Night vision devices, Battalion level organizations, Target acquisition, Field equipment, Reliability(Electronics), Tactical warfare, Detectors, Acquisition radar

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE