Accession Number:

AD0878417

Title:

Field Evaluation of a 1962-Vintage Visual Detection Model

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

The range at which U.S. Navy pilots could detect and recognize olive- drab vehicles parked on a light-brown, graded strip in the desert was measured in flight tests conducted in 1962. Scripps Visibility Laboratory measured light transmission through the aircraft windscreen and the atmosphere. Vehicle and background brightness measurements were also made. These measurements were used as inputs to a mathematical model to compute detection and recognition range. The report is useful principally for the field data presented, and for the historical information on mathematical modeling of the visual process.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE