Accession Number : AD0659718

Title :   F-106B AIRCRAFT FLASHBLINDNESS EXPERIMENT.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Dec 65-May 66,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Alder,Albert V. ; Hamilton,James E.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A study was conducted to obtain quantitative performance data from the effect of flashblindness upon aircraft control and to measure the visual recovery time from flashblindness during a series of flights in the F-106B aircraft. A Strobonar 65c flashlamp was mounted in the rear cockpit of the aircraft beneath a lightproof, buggy-top canopy in order to produce flashblindness under simulated nighttime conditions. Aircraft attitude and recovery time were monitored by the safety pilot, two cameras, and the aircraft's tactical airborne recording package. The effect of flashblindness on aircraft control and recovery time for flashblindness are discussed in relation to similar previous studies performed in aircraft simulators. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLASHBLINDNESS, PILOTS), JET FIGHTERS, OPHTHALMOLOGY, AVIATION MEDICINE, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, VISION, NIGHT FLIGHT, SIMULATION, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), RECOVERY, VISUAL ACUITY

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE