Accession Number : ADA326048

Title :   An Assessment of Camera Position Options and their Effects on Remote Driver Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Glumm, Monica M. ; Kilduff, Patricia W. ; Masley, Amy S. ; Grynovicki, Jock O.

PDF Url : ADA326048

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : This report describes a study that compares the effects of three camera positions on remote driving performance of a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV). The three camera positions assessed had been selected during a previous study based on driver opinion about the adequacy of the view and the ease of performing the remote driving task. The present study was conducted on an outdoor course that consisted of a straightaway, slalom, serpentine, and parking segment. These segments were configured using traffic cones. No significant differences were found among the three camera positions in course completion time; however, those traffic cones that defined the slalom and serpentine segments of the course were hit significantly less often in one camera position than in the other two. Further analyses revealed relationships between camera height and course completion time and error. Relationships were also found between time and error and the distance from the front of the vehicle at which the ground to either side of the vehicle's hood was visible. The report includes equations to assist in identifying camera position options that offer the most efficient and effective distribution of the driving scene among sky, far and near ground, and the teleoperated platform.

Descriptors :   *VISUAL PERCEPTION, *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, *REMOTE CONTROL, LINE OF SIGHT, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, POSITION(LOCATION), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MILITARY VEHICLES, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, VISIBILITY, VIDEO SIGNALS, VISUAL ACUITY, PANORAMIC CAMERAS, PERIPHERAL VISION.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE