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1 March 1974 Air-To-Ground Target Acquisition With Night Vision Devices
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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.
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S. MacLeod and R. L. Hilgendorf "Air-To-Ground Target Acquisition With Night Vision Devices", Proc. SPIE 0042, Image Intensifiers: Technology, Performance, Requirements, and Applications, (1 March 1974);

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