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