Accession Number : ADA266693


Title :   The Effect of Specific Components in the Task of Armored Vehicle Recognition


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : ARMY SOLDIER SUPPORT CENTER FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON IN


Personal Author(s) : Briggs, Ralph W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266693.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 164


Abstract : During Operation Desert Storm, numerous incidents of forces of the same side firing on each other occurred. These incidents of 'friendly fire' accounted for 80% of the American armored vehicle losses and 107 American casualties. Determining the cause of these incorrect recognitions is important to prevent further needless losses. Ten Army officers attending The Pennsylvania State University participated in a study to determine the perceptual and cognitive processes that occurred when recognizing armored vehicles. The subjects responded to vehicles as friend or foe when presented with 35mm slides at presentation times of 500 ms and 100 ms. The proportion correct, mean RT, d', and a values were calculated


Descriptors :   *FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , *RECOGNITION , *ARMORED VEHICLES , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , COGNITION , THESES , SIGNAL PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE