Target Acquisition with Color Versus Black and White Television
Technical publication Jan-Jun 1975
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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Two simulator experiments, differing only in field of view FOV, were conducted to investigate air-to-ground target acquisition with color and black and white television. A television camera obliquely viewed a terrain model from a simulated altitude of 4,000 feet with two FOVs 4.5 and 3.25 degrees. Subjects searched for green, olive, brown, and earth-colored tanks and trucks as the camera flew over the terrain. It was found that 1 color TV was not generally superior to black and white TV 2 the earth-colored targets provided more correct detections at faster response times than the other colors 3 tanks were detected, but not identified, slightly faster than trucks 4 target detection and identification was affected by the background and 5 the smaller FOV more than doubled correct target detections 41 versus 86.
- Military Intelligence
- Optical Detection and Detectors