Accession Number : ADA304339

Title :   An Unaided Night Vision Instructional Program for Ground Forces.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 93-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Dyer, Jean L. ; Mittelman, Michael H.

PDF Url : ADA304339

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : The report documents an instructional program on unaided night vision skills and knowledge critical to all ground force night operations. The program was developed jointly by the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI), the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, and the Naval Aerospace and Operational Medical Institute. A series of experiments conducted by ARI showed the program to be effective with both experienced soldiers and Infantry trainees. The program is presented in the dark using neutral density filters on 35-mm slides to allow individuals to dark adapt over a 30- to 45- minute instructional period. Demonstrations show what happens to vision at night as well as techniques to reduce visual illusions and other problems encountered at night. The report contains the instructional guide for the program, a separate summary of the program content, and a job aid to remind soldiers of critical night vision concepts and guidelines regarding use of their eyes during night exercises.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *NIGHT VISION, DENSITY, JOBS, ARMY RESEARCH, SKILLS, ARMY PERSONNEL, INFANTRY, NEUTRAL, NAVY, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, VISION, EYE, FILTERS, INSTRUCTIONS, TRAINEES, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES, ILLUSIONS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE