Accession Number:

ADA160905

Title:

Flight Training Simulators. Effects of Terrain Accuracy on Simulated Radar Image Quality

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical paper. Sep 1984-May 1985

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This experiment evaluated the effect of terrain vertical accuracy on the quality and perceived training effectiveness of simulated radar images. Seven Air Force navigators judged the quality and training value of digital radar landmass imagery produced at six different levels of terrain vertical accuracy. Each image represented the simulated ground mapping radar image of a mountainous area viewed from an altitude of 10,000 feet. The results indicated that a increasing terrain vertical accuracy above the current production standard did not significantly increase either the judged quality of the imagery or its perceived training value bdecreasing terrain vertical accuracy below the current production standard significantly increase either the judged quality of the imagery or its perceived training value of the imagery. Although the results of this experiment do not provide any justification for more stringent accuracy requirements, it is recommended that this experiment be replicated using lower altitude imagery n which the effects of terrain evaluation are more pronounced. Keywords include Digital Digital radar landmass simulation terrain accuracy and training effectiveness.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE