Accession Number : AD0428073
Title : OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION OF PHOTOTROPIC GOGGLES.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : TEST SQUADRON (4750TH) TYNDALL AFB FL
Personal Author(s) : Parkhurst, Donald J.
Report Date : 13 NOV 1963
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : For many years the Air Force has examined various systems designed to prevent retinal burns while directly viewing a nuclear detonation. The Irreversible Phototropic Filter Device is one of many such systems. Forty-nine Air Defense Command and twenty-four Tactical Air Command aircrews evaluated the compatibility of goggle frames with present equipment and the feasibility of carrying extra lenses for in-flight changes. The qualitative evaluation indicated that: The goggles do not integrate with the oxygen mask, helmet and visor; It is not practicable to carry additional phototropic lenses for in-flight changes. The Irreversible Phototropic Filter Device is operationally unacceptable for use by aircrew members. Recommend that ASD continue efforts to develop a suitable device for flashblindness protection. (Author)
Descriptors : (*EYEGLASSES, FLASHBLINDNESS), (*AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, FLASHBLINDNESS), AVIATION PERSONNEL, HELMETS, ULTRAVIOLET FILTERS, X RAY FILTERS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN).
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE