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