Accession Number : AD0628552

Title :   F-101/F-106 FLIGHT SIMULATOR FLASHBLINDNESS EXPERIMENT.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Mar-Jun 65,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Hamilton,James E.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : An investigation was made to determine the effect of flashblindness on aircraft control in the F-106A and the F-101B flight simulators. In addition, a study was made to determine how much cockpit illumination is required to reduce flashblindness to minimum recovery time. It was found that approximately 42% of the flashblinded pilots tested did not accomplish a programed escape maneuver. Instrument panel floodlighting immediately after the flash significantly reduced recovery time. Floodlighting the panel with 300 ft.-c. illumination did not significantly reduce recovery time more than illumination with 100 ft.-c. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLASHBLINDNESS, PILOTS), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)), FLIGHT SIMULATORS, COCKPITS, ILLUMINATION, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), VISION, CONTROL, AFTERIMAGES

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE