Accession Number : AD0435746


Title :   EFFECTS OF TELEVISION BANDWIDTH ON TARGET IDENTIFICATION,


Corporate Author : NAVAL MISSILE CENTER POINT MUGU CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Shanahan,Dennis


Report Date : 03 Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : A laboratory test program was conducted to evaluate the effects of video signal bandwidth and target contrast ratio on visual target identification. The results of the tests indicate that: (1) reducing the target contrast ratio degrades target identification abilities; (2) reducing the video signal bandwidth degrades target identification abilities; (3) the ability to identify targets is degraded less by video bandwidth reductions for low contrast targets than it is degraded by high contrast targets; (4) the ability to identify targets is degraded less by target contrast ratio reductions when using a narrow video bandwidth rather than using a wide video bandwidth. (Author)


Descriptors :   *TELEVISION GUIDANCE , *VIDEO SIGNALS , TARGET RECOGNITION , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , BANDWIDTH , SENSITIVITY , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , BRIGHTNESS , TARGETS , TELEVISION CAMERAS , TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS , RANGE(DISTANCE) , RESOLUTION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE