Accession Number : ADA294018

Title :   A Comparison of Monocular, Biocular, and Binocular Night Vision Goggles for Traversing Off-Road Terrain on Foot.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : CuQlock-Knopp, V. G. ; Torgerson, Warren ; Sipes, Dawn E. ; Bender, Edward ; Merritt, John O.

PDF Url : ADA294018

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The performance of humans who traversed off-road terrain while wearing monocular, biocular, and binocular night vision goggles was examined. The difficulties that each of 35 male participants encountered while walking through rough terrain and wearing the three types of goggles were scored by independent observers. Participants themselves also rated several qualities of the goggles and ranked the goggles overall. In general, results indicated that the binocular goggle yielded better performance and was preferred to the other two goggles and that the biocular and the monocular goggles showed no consistent difference for any of the four sets of dependent measures.

Descriptors :   *NIGHT VISION DEVICES, *GOGGLES, *BINOCULARS, OBSERVERS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), WALKING, TERRAIN, VISION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, ROUGHNESS, OFFROAD TRAFFIC, SPACE PERCEPTION, TRAVERSING MECHANISMS.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE