Accession Number:

ADA018187

Title:

Comparison Test of Drivers Night Vision Devices, M60 Series

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMOR AND ENGINEER BOARD FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Test evaluations of night vision devices were as follows Two of the three test drivers preferred the ANVVS-2 passive viewer which can only be used in closed hatch, since it is a periscope over all other systems. The third driver preferred the ANPVS-5 goggles but only in the open-hatch mode. All three drivers were dissatisfied with the ANPVS-5 goggles in the closed-hatch mode, preferring them only over the M24 IR system. Their choices were based on ease of use, confidence in the system, and comfort. Controls on test items are conveniently located, sensitive to touch, and easily identifiable in darkness. The three drivers felt that only the M24 impaired their depth perception Two of the three drivers felt that the ANVVS-2 passive viewer afforded the best field of view. The third driver preferred the ANPVS-5 goggles in the open hatch. None of the drivers felt that there were any safety hazards associated with operating the test and comparison items.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE