Accession Number:

ADA128086

Title:

Human Factors Evaluation of Selected STANO (Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Night Observation) Devices Employed in a Mechanized Infantry Platoon

Descriptive Note:

Final research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This research was conducted as a human factors evaluation of four Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Night Observation STANO devices which were undergoing operational testing at Fort Hood, Texas. The devices which were tested included the Platoon Early Warning System, the TOW Night Sight, the Dragon Night Tracker, and the Night Observation Device-Long Range. Rating forms and the interviews were used to collect data related to the adequacy of controls and displays of the devices, the procedures needed for satisfactorily operating the devices, psychological and physiological symptoms which were experienced while operating the devices, and safety hazards which were encountered. The most important finding concerned the problems which soldiers experienced in using the TOW Night Sight and the Dragon Night Tracker while wearing their protective masks.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE