Accession Number:

ADB007717

Title:

Target Acquisition with Color Versus Black and White Television

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication Jan-Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE