Relating Target Visibility Factors to Small-Arms Combat Effectiveness
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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An experiment was conducted to determine how varying target- background contrast affects two common measures of military rifle marksmanship. Only one of the performance measures correlated significantly and in the expected direction with mean readings from a visibility meter. Two subsequent experiments were conducted to help determine the appropriateness of basing experimental control of target-background contrast on visibility-meter readings. Three difficulties in using the Blackwell Visual Tasks Evaluator VTE for this purpose were identified and analyzed.
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