Target indication


  • Sandberg Stig
  • Hörberg Ulf

Publish date: 2003-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--1066--SE

Pages: 17

Written in: Swedish


The future soldier is expected to be more efficient in today´s duties as well as able to perform new tasks, e.g. as a sensor operator or a forward controller of missiles and artillery. To accomplish that a target-designating capacity is needed. In interviews officers and conscrips have stressed the need for a better ability to indicate detected targets and points of interest. For that reason four experiments have been conducted, to evaluate the characteristics of today´s methods in comparison with laser pointing and image based target spotting. The experiments show that all kind of target indication will enhance the detection performance. The clock-method has been more uncertain than expected. To reach an acceptable detection probability a target indication accuracy of more than thirty degrees is needed. It is desirable to have a very precise bearing, like that a laser pointer can give in darkness. This principle is easy to understand, quick and accurate, though unveiling. The trials have also shown that image based target indication is a working principle.