Accession Number:

AD0261083

Title:

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS SPOTTING TECHNIQUES IN FIRE CONTROL A) A PILOT STUDY

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HUMAN ENGINEERING LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Spotlights were used to simulate spotting bursts in an investiga ion of everal spotting techniques. Thirty-two subjects estimated distances from specified lights to a target. Comparisons of accuracy under the following conditions were ade 1 one light vs two lights 2 simultaneous vs. serial presentation of lights aargets, Target recognition, Fire control, Reliability, Range finding, Effective ness, Display systems, H UMAN ENGINEERING. Spotlights were used to simulate spotting bursts in an investiga ion of everal spotting techniques. Thirty-two subjects estimated distances from specified lights to a target. Comparisons of accuracy under the following conditions were ade 1 one light vs two lights 2 simultaneous vs. serial presentation of lights and 3 reference distance between lights given vs no given reference. No reliable differences were obtained between any conditions. Distance estimation was found to be extremely poor under the conditions used. It was concluded that the spotlights could ot be us d as burst simulators beca se of their visibility when OFF. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE