Accession Number:

AD0603598

Title:

THE EFFECT OF DIRECTION AND SPEED OF IMAGE MOTION UPON TARGET DETECTION WITH SIDELOOKING RADAR.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jan-Apr 64,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Sixteen navigator-bombardiers were required to find airfields, bridges, railroad yards, and tank farms on sidelooking radar imagery when the imagery was moving either vertically, top to bottom or horizontally, left to right. The imagery was presented at simulated aircraft speeds of either Mach 1 or Mach 2.8 on a 14 by 14 inch rear projection screen at a scale of 193, 900. The average distance that targets traveled on the screen before being detected was significantly less for the vertical condition. However, neither the number of targets detected nor the proportion of false targets reported was significantly influenced by the direction of image motion. More targets were detected and the average distance the target traveled before being detected was less at the slower speed. Image speed had no significant effect on the number of false targets reported. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE