Accession Number:

AD0755082

Title:

Air to Ground Target Acquisition

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings no. 100

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

171.0

Abstract:

Perhaps the major factor limiting the effectiveness of a military flight mission is whether the aircraft or weapon in question reached its geographical goal correctly. In this sense, the acquisition of a physical target by the use of aircrew vision could become a crucial issue. Vision is, after all, the only relevant sensor for distant objects, and human vision is a complex and elegant sense which currently defies replacement by any machine capability. Aircraft height, speed, navigation accuracy, external view and occupancy also determine what chances of seeing all or part of the target the aircrew have, and aircraft height, in particular, interacts with geography to determine whether a target is screened by its surroundings or not. A third conglomerate consists of technical aids to vision.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE