Accession Number : ADA291338

Title :   Distance Estimation Training with Night Vision Goggles Under Low Illumination.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct-Dec 93,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Reising, Jack D. ; Martin, Elizabeth L.

PDF Url : ADA291338

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Aircrews have reported significant problems in depth perception and distance estimation with night vision goggles (NVGs). The purpose of this experiment was to examine the value of a simple training procedure as a means of reducing errors. A pre/post-test design was used in which distance estimates for a training group and control group were compared. The results revealed significant reductions in errors and variability following exposure to the training procedure. No significant reduction in errors and variability occurred with the control group. These results are consistent with a preliminary experiment using NVGs and earlier research using unaided vision. Issues for future research are also addressed.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *NIGHT VISION DEVICES, *AVIATION GOGGLES, CONTROL, TRAINING, FLIGHT CREWS, ESTIMATES, VISION, RANGE(DISTANCE), LOW LIGHT LEVELS, SPACE PERCEPTION.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE