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Low Light Level TV Viewfinder Simulation Program.

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This report summarizes results of the four phases of the Low Light Level TV Viewfinder Simulation Program. The overall objective of this contract was to formulate design criteria and performance requirements for airborne low light level television systems. The approach utilized during this program was to conduct a series of real-time, man-in-the-loop simulation experiments to determine the effect of LLLTV system parameters and mission characteristics on pilotoperator performance of various mission functions. It was conducted in four phases spanning approximately 23 months. Phase A included a detailed literature search, a hardware state-of-the-art review and mission analyses. The result of this activity was used to generate a detailed plan for the experimental studies to be performed during Phases B, C, and D. Phase B contained a series of four fixed-base stationary-cockpit simulation studies to determine the effects upon operator target recognition performance of television system parameters such as signal-to-noise ratio and field of view. Its primary output was a preliminary definition of system criteria for optimum operator performance. Phase C contained one fixed-base and three moving-base simulation experiments. This phase was used to expand and refine the results of Phase B. The fixed-base experiment allowed refinement of the Phase B system criteria based upon a more heavily task-loaded situation.

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  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Non-Radio Communications

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