Accession Number:

AD0919899

Title:

Flight Evaluation of Pilot Sighting Accuracy Using a Helmet-Mounted Sight.

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The ability of four pilots to acquire and track a target using a helmet-mounted sight was measured. Five flight tests were made to determine the effect of off-boresight angle, angular rate, and acceleration on acquisition and tracking accuracy. Accuracy data were collected using a helmet-mounted television camera that was aligned with the sight. The results indicated that off-boresight angle and angular rate had little effect on sighting performance. Increased acceleration degraded performance. The median radial error was 0.8 deg. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE