Accession Number : AD0641191

Title :   RESEARCH TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF EYE EFFECTS SAFE SEPARATION CHARTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 31 May 65-31 May 66,

Corporate Author : TECHNOLOGY INC SAN ANTONIO TEX LIFE SCIENCES DIV

Personal Author(s) : MULLER,Arthur F. ; Wilson,Patrick W. ,Jr.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to make known the research methods, results, and conclusions involved in a study which was to develop eye safe separation distances from nuclear detonations in terms of yield, altitude, slant range, etc. Under the precept that retinal temperature is the most significant factor in ocular damage, a mathematical model for the prediction of retinal temperature is outlined. Theoretical and empirical fireball source data are input separately to the model in an effort to determine the applicability of the theoretical data by comparing calculated retinal temperature rise. The results of the comparisons are favorable. However, it is concluded that, presently, the model retinal temperature predictions must be used with reservation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BURNS(INJURIES), *RETINA), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *RADIATION INJURIES), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SAFETY, TEMPERATURE, THERMAL RADIATION, TIME, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE