• Andersson Peter
  • Carlander Otto
  • Hörberg Ulf
  • Jander Hans
  • Lif Patrik
  • Sandberg Stig

Publish date: 2004-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--1445--SE

Pages: 19

Written in: Swedish


The future soldier is expected to have capabilities which today are possessed only by specially equipped units. One of these capabilities is to spot targets and transfer this information to any receiver. Three field experiments were carried out to investigate some aspects of these problems. In the first experiment two principles of target position presentation were compared. The information was displayed on a 5.5" display. Target position was either showed graphically on an arial photo or graphic instruction was given how to orient the sight to get the target in its field of view. The result showed that using the second method the subjects found the target faster and more accurate. In the second experiment the ability to plot target position manually on an areal photo was investigated. The result showed that the subjects had a decent ability to plot the target position. In the third experiment the accuracy of an established vebal method of target designation was tested. The result showed that the subjects tended to search in a too narrow sector.