Improved Search Techniques with Passive Night Vision Devices
Technical research rept.
ARMY BEHAVOIR AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH LAB ARLINGTON VA
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The NIGHT OPERATIONS Program is concerned with problems in optimizing human performance in relation to night vision devices and related sensors. In the furtherance of this research, studies are being conducted with passive night vision devices. Passive night vision devices developed for the Army have greatly increased night observation and target acquisition capabilities. Effectiveness of these devices, however, is highly dependent upon how and under what conditions they are used. The present study sought to determine whether new search techniques and procedures could increase the effectiveness of soldiers using passive night vision devices. The subjects 54 operators using the Starlight Scope SS or the Night Observation Device, Medium Range NOD were given specialized search training and their training performance was compared with another group previously tested under the same conditions but without special training on search method and pattern.
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