Accession Number : ADA132166

Title :   An Improved Search and Scan Technique for Short Range Air Defense Crewmen.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Parlier,Gregory Hugh

PDF Url : ADA132166

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 190

Abstract : U.S. Army Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) systems require visual detection of threatening aircraft prior to initiating engagement procedures. This thesis evaluates alternative visual search techniques which employ scan patterns derived from an understanding of SHORAD capabilities, the tactical air threat, and human visual search phenomena. An experiment was conducted to determine the overall effectiveness of each technique. Analysis of experimental data suggests that one pattern is significantly more effective than other patterns currently in use. Recommendations are also made to improve SHORAD visual search effectiveness by adopting specific training programs.

Descriptors :   *Aircraft detection, *Visual targets, *Visual perception, Guided missile personnel, Army training, Visual acuity, Mechanical scanning, Optical scanning, Patterns, Optimization, Target detection, Moving targets, Simulation, Searching, Visual surveillance, Antiaircraft defense systems, Air defense, Surface to air missiles, Theses

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Antiaircraft Defense Systems
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE