Accession Number : ADP000604

Title :   Rates of Terrain Search by Visual and Optically Aided Means,

Corporate Author : GENERAL RESEARCH CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Hill,Floyd I.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The modeling of ground-to-ground engagements and the air-ground engagement in close air support is heavily dependent, if any meaningful representation is to be made, on the determination of when line of sight between the adversaries occurs, the detection time and other time components comprising the total exposure time of the adversaries. It is the purpose of this paper to show how the detection times used in the recent GRC simulations were derived from available data, how they were used, and the evidence of their efficacy in predicting the outcomes of the tests from which they were derived. The fundamental hypothesis of the analysis is that the detection time of ground targets by the air or ground can be predicted from the area to be searched and the rate of search for a target, provided the target is within the threshold of vision. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Army operations, *Operations research, *Target detection, *Target acquisition, Night vision devices, Optical sights, Helicopters, Terrain, Models, Line of sight, Moving targets, Range(Distance), Air to surface, Surface to surface, Passive systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE