Accession Number : AD0265424

Title :   ORANGE WAINSCOT LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR USE IN COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : MCLAUGHLIN,D.J.

Report Date : 09 OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A low-level lighting system has been developed for use in combat information centers, or wherever operators must conduct target detections from radar PPI's or other displays in darkened areas. The Orange Wainscot Lighting System (OWLS) allows occupants of the CIC to retain most of the dark adaptation of their eyes, yet permits greater freedom of movement and allows many maintenance tasks to be conducted without auxiliary lighting. The shade of orange light was recommended for reasons of operator comfort, and because it will allow recovery of dark adaptation almost as rapidly as the optimum red, and considerably faster than either white or blue. An installation of the OWLS has been made in conjunction with the Naval Data Handling System at the NRL Chesapeake Bay Annex. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS, *LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, DETECTION, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, PLAN POSITION INDICATORS, RADAR TARGETS, VISUAL ACUITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE