Accession Number : AD0919899
Title : Flight Evaluation of Pilot Sighting Accuracy Using a Helmet-Mounted Sight.
Descriptive Note : Technical publication,
Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
Personal Author(s) : Grossman, Jeffery D.
Report Date : APR 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : The ability of four pilots to acquire and track a target using a helmet-mounted sight was measured. Five flight tests were made to determine the effect of off-boresight angle, angular rate, and acceleration on acquisition and tracking accuracy. Accuracy data were collected using a helmet-mounted television camera that was aligned with the sight. The results indicated that off-boresight angle and angular rate had little effect on sighting performance. Increased acceleration degraded performance. The median radial error was 0.8 deg. (Author)
Descriptors : (*SIGHTS, HELMETS), ACCURACY, BORESIGHTING, PILOTS, TARGET ACQUISITION, TELEVISION CAMERAS, ANGLES, RATES, ACCELERATION, FLIGHT TESTING, AIR TO AIR MISSILES, MANEUVERABILITY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), LINE OF SIGHT, JET FIGHTERS.
Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE