Accession Number : AD0654652

Title :   EFFECTS OF COCKPIT LIGHTING COLOR ON DARK ADAPTATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 66-Jan 67,

Corporate Author : BUNKER-RAMO CORP CANOGA PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Hugh A. ; Goddard,Constance

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The report is addressed to the general problem area of the effects of color of illumination on early dark adaptation. An analysis of the relevant published literature is presented as it relates to the relative benefits of red cockpit lighting as opposed to white or other colors for night flying. A report of a demonstration which compared the effects of green and white lighting to red lighting on subsequent early dark adaptation is included. An annotated bibliography of the literature reviewed for the report is also presented. A systems approach to cockpit illumination is stressed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COCKPITS, LIGHTING EQUIPMENT), (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, COCKPITS), NIGHT FLIGHT, VISION, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), COLORS, ILLUMINATION, PILOTS, RETINA, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENT PANELS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE