Accession Number : ADD007107

Title :   Touch Screen Target Designator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ottesen,Robert B ; Morris,Gerald L

Report Date : 31 Oct 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The touch screen target designator allows an operator observing targets imaged on a display device to merely touch the desired target on the imaging display to instantaneously (millisecond delay) position the courser symbology to that point for tracking designation. This union of a touch screen with an imaging tracker working from real world images allows real time selection of specific, recognizable objects from the field of view for processing or tracking. This greatly simplifies and speeds both still and moving target designation since a finger touch is all that is required to designate a target. It reduces the number of moving parts, such as a joy stick, and eliminates the umbilical connection external to the image, such as a light pen device.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Display systems, Screens(Displays), Touch

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE