Accession Number:

AD0779409

Title:

Summary of the Human Engineering Laboratory's Air-to-Ground Target Detection Studies Using Stationary Targets

Descriptive Note:

Final technical note

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Recent events have increased interest in the ranges at which the helicopter crewman can be expected to detect andor identify a target. Studies of air-to-ground target detection identification have all concluded with essentially the same results a stationary, passive, noncamouflaged military ordnance type of target can be detected by an observer in a slow speed, 60 knots, low flying, less than 300 feet, helicopter at maximum ranges up to 2000 meters but cannot be reliably identified at ranges greater than 1000 meters.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE