Night lookout training and testing device developed at the United States Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut.

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Night lookout training and testing device developed at the United States Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut.

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Title: Night lookout training and testing device developed at the United States Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut.
Author: Shilling, CW; Verplanck, WS
Abstract: Briefly, the device and method employed reproduces in a testing room the situation confronting the lookout. A realistic horizon, simulating an arc of 90 degrees from dead ahead to 45 degrees on port and starboard bows, is provided upon which the trainee is required to sight and identify ship models. The apparatus provides also for reproduction of distant gunfire, of moonlight, and of recognition lights. Its advantages as a training and testing device lie in its realism, and in the interest which it arouses in the men. Throughout the period that tests of night vision employing the artificial horizon were conducted, the procedure was held constant. It proved remarkably satisfactory for the dual purpose of instruction and testing.
Description: Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/7400
Date: 1942

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