A FIELD SURVEY OF AIR-TO-GROUND TARGET-DETECTION PROBLEMS
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Twenty enlisted men were tested on a target-detection task at Ford Ord, California. Each subject was required to detect ten targets appearing at ranges of 1000 meters to 2100 meters. Forty trials were run. The results indicate that detection and identification depend on more than mere distance between target and observer. Not only did a targets size and form affect its detectability, but it appeared that the main cause of misidentifications was differing targets with similar sizes and forms. These results are related to current literature, and their implications for the course of the program are examined.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Optical Detection and Detectors