Marksmanship Trainer Performance Using an Auditory Signal Warning of Simulated Laser Exposure
Interim rept. May 1987-Jul 1988
LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO CA
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Previous research has demonstrated decrements in marksmanship accuracy on a WEAPONEER trainer when LEDs light emitting diodes were used to simulate scanning and attack lasers. In this study subjects engaged targets that displayed either no lasers, a scanning laser only, or scanning-plus-attack lasers. The scanning laser was simulated with an LED the attack laser was simulated with a buzzer. Marksmanship performance did not decline as much on scanning alone trials as was the case in previous studies which used visual cues for both simulated lasers. Since overall marksmanship was better with our group of subjects, sampling differences may account for the results. Diminished resource competition between the marksmanship tasks and the laser-monitoring task may have contributed to the performance improvement with auditory cues.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Lasers and Masers
- Safety Engineering