Accession Number : AD0784887

Title :   Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Target Detection with Visually Time-Compressed Radar Displays,


Personal Author(s) : Scanlan,Lawrence A. ; Staton,Joseph M.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Previous research has demonstrated the improved target detection performance resulting from the coherent motion cues provided by a visually time-compressed radar display. These studies indicate that as the detection task becomes more difficult because of increased noise and clutter the improvement due to time compression increases. The results of these studies further indicate that, if the spatial aspect of the target could also be enhanced, additional target detection improvement might be realized. The present study compared target detection performance on a standard time-compressed display with performance on two displays that provide both spatial and temporal target cues. A fourth display providing primarily spatial cues was a so included in the comparison. The results indicate that the addition of spatial cues improves the detectability of a target under conditions of high noise and that at least five frames of storage are required for best performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Target detection, *Display systems, *Radar targets, Radar equipment, Time, Compression, Cues(Stimuli), Space perception

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE