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