Accession Number:

AD0755121

Title:

Tracer Observation for Air Defense Fire Control,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Results of HumRRO research to evaluate the problem of the effectiveness of tracer observation as a fire control technique for gun-type air defense weapons are reported. It was found that the machine dynamics of weapon systems are not compatible with the type of dynamics displayed by aircraft in a tactical situation. Also, several illusions are associated with tracer observations, and further, a gunner has difficulty in localizing a tracer with respect to the target because of limitations of stereoscopic vision and time delays associated with the feedback information provided by tracers. A need was indicated for controlled firing tests to evaluate the usefulness of tracer fire control for various combinations of aircraft dynamics, weapon dynamics, and tracer firing frequency. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE