Accession Number:

ADA030093

Title:

Relating Target Visibility Factors to Small-Arms Combat Effectiveness

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE