Accession Number:

ADA207232

Title:

Changes in Marksmanship Performance on the WEAPONEER Trainer Caused by the Relative Frequency of Simulated Laser Exposure

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. May 1987-Jul 1988

Corporate Author:

LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO CA

Report Date:

1988-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Earlier studies have shown that marksmanship performance is degraded by the requirement to respond appropriately to the presence of simulated scanning lasers and scanningattack laser sequences. When no-laser, scanning- laser-only, and scanning-plus-attack-laser trials are mixed in equal numbers, accuracy is best on no-laser trials, declines on scanning-laser-only trials, and is worst on scanning-plus-attack-laser trials. In this study the ratio of the three trial types was systematically mixed one group of subjects received a high ratio of scanning plus-attack to scanning-only and no-laser trials 4.6 2. 51 while another group received a low proportion of laser trials 12.54.6 for scanning-plus-laser, scanning-only and no-laser trials. the high density group showed larger decrements in performance than the low density group on both scanning-plus-attack and scanning-only trials. Both groups of subjects showed significant improvement in performance with practice.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE