Accession Number : AD0868310

Title :   OCS In-Flight Acquisition Study,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL COLUMBUS OH COLUMBUS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Enderwick, Thomas P. ; Huntoon, Richard B. ; Leslie, James P.

Report Date : 26 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The objective of this study is to quantitatively define the capability of human operators to detect and identify tank-type targets from the air by direct vision and then to lock a tracking gate in a video display onto the target in preparation for missile launch. The study approach included using a Bell UH-1M helicopter equipped with a helmet mounted display system. The equipment simulated an externally mounted, air-to-ground, optical contrast seeker (OCS), guided missile. The seeker in this missile would be directed by the head movement of the gunner/pilot and once locked onto the target, the missile could be launched without requiring any further commands from the helicopter or gunner (fire-and-forget). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, TELEVISION GUIDANCE), (*TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TARGET RECOGNITION), ANTITANK AMMUNITION, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, TARGET ACQUISITION, PROBABILITY, VISUAL PERCEPTION, MISSION PROFILES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN).

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE