Accession Number : AD0871079

Title :   Arctic Service Test of Laser Rangefinder AN/GVS-3 under Arctic Winter Conditions.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARCTIC TEST CENTER FORT GREELY AK

Personal Author(s) : Rucks, Michael G.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : An Arctic Service test was conducted on the Laser Rangefinder, AN/GVS-3, by the U. S. Army Arctic Test Center at Fort Greely, Alaska, from 3 March 1970 to 9 March 1970. One laser operator and a test officer operated, recorded, and analyzed performance characteristics, arctic mounting, rangefinding capability, durability, reaction time, human factors, maintainability and safety of the AN/GVS-3 laser operations under arctic winter conditions at temperatures ranging to -12 F. Equipment was cold-soaked prior to all testing. Testing was conducted at a USATECOM approved range in accordance with USAATC Regulation STEAC-AT-385-1.

Descriptors :   *RANGE FINDING), (*LASERS, COLD WEATHER TESTS, ARCTIC REGIONS, RUBY, MAINTAINABILITY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, SAFETY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE