Accession Number : AD0455767


Title :   RADAR TARGET DETECTION AS INFLUENCED BY EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING,


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


Personal Author(s) : Wright, A D ; Frederickson, Edward W ; Claflin, James L


Report Date : 20 Oct 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : This report describes two tests comparing the performance of experienced and inexperienced radar observers in detecting targets on the searchtype or plan position indicator (PPI) display of radar systems. The first test used ADHRU laboratory simulation facilities which displayed a single target in a single ECM strobe. A second test used the NIKE HERCULES system and the AN/MPQ36 radar target and ECM simulator. The results of the second test confirmed those of the first test. Although reliable differences in detection range existed among individual observers, these differences were not due to job experience. (Author)


Descriptors :   *RADAR TRACKING , *RADAR OPERATORS , *TARGET RECOGNITION , TRAINING , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , RELIABILITY , MEASUREMENT , SIMULATORS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , RADAR EQUIPMENT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE