Accession Number : AD0442607


Title :   OPERATOR PROFICIENCY IN INTERPRETING GROUND SURVEILLANCE RADAR SIGNALS (AN/TPS-33)


Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE


Personal Author(s) : Kraemer, Alfred J ; Easley, David L ; Miller, Arthur L ; Stevenson, Paul H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/442607.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : To measure operator proficiency in identifying audio signals from the AN/TPS-33 ground surveillance radar, a test of 120 tape-recorded signals generated by representative military targets was administered to 43 trained operators. It was found that they could discriminate between personnel and vehicle targets. An experiment was run to determine whether operators can be trained to identify vehicles on the basis of signal characteristics unique to each vehicle type. After two days' training, 10 naive officer subjects learned to discriminate reliably between tracked and wheeled vehicles, although there were marked differences in operator aptitude.


Descriptors :   *RADAR SIGNALS , *ACOUSTIC DETECTORS , *RADAR OPERATORS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , DETECTION , TRAINING , COMBAT SURVEILLANCE , RADAR TARGETS , SURFACE TARGETS , AUDITORY PERCEPTION , SOUND RANGING , MOVING TARGET INDICATORS , PSYCHOACOUSTICS , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , LEARNING , TARGET RECOGNITION , DOPPLER RADAR , RADAR , VEHICLES


Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE