Accession Number:

ADA162208

Title:

An Analysis of Target Acquisition behavior for Observers in Tanks Equipped with Thermal or Optical Sighting Systems

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

This thesis presents a statistical analysis of the data generated during the Thermal Pinpoint experiment. It analyzes the target acquisition capabilities of tanks equipped with either thermal or optical sighting systems under a variety of conditions. The analyses are conducted using both parametric and nonparametric methods to test hypotheses concerning the target acquisition process for various populations of observers. The results of the analysis concern the detection times and number of detections in the form of proportions for various observer groups. They are analyzed in terms of controlled experimental design factors such as time of day, observer motion, hatch status, range to the target and weapon system sight type, controlled target factors such as camouflage status, motion, crew exposure, firing and engine status, and environmental factors such as targetbackground visual contrast, targetbackground temperature contrast and skybackground visual contrast. Keywords Target acquisition Analysis of variance Functional category Factors.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE