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Air-To-Ground Target Acquisition With Night Vision Devices
Author(s): S. MacLeod; R. L. Hilgendorf
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Paper Abstract

Three hand-held image intensifiers were studied. Two of these were passive visual aids (Starlight Scope and Uniscope) and one was an active IR viewer (Find-R-Scope). These devices were evaluated in terms of number of targets (trucks, boats, village) recognized on a 1000:1 scale terrain model. Simulated air-to-ground views of 20 observers were provided as they circled the model at a simulated 520 MPH and 8500 ft slant range under a moon-light illumination level. Although all targets were visible through the devices when observers were shown when and where to look, almost no target recognition occurred when any of the aids were used in a search viewing-mode under the conditions of the study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0042, Image Intensifiers: Technology, Performance, Requirements, and Applications, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953875
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S. MacLeod, Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (United States)
R. L. Hilgendorf, Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0042:
Image Intensifiers: Technology, Performance, Requirements, and Applications

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