Accession Number : AD0668549

Title :   CALCULATION OF RETINAL BURN AND FLASHBLINDNESS SAFE SEPARATION DISTANCES

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 1966-Oct 1967

Corporate Author : TECHNOLOGY INC SAN ANTONIO TX LIFE SCIENCES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Allen, Jr., Ralph C. ; Isgitt, Donald J. ; Jungbauer, David E. ; Tips, Jr., James H. ; Wilson, Jr, Patrick W.

PDF Url : AD0668549

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 155

Abstract : Time and wavelength dependent mathematical models for retinal burns and for flashblindness from nuclear detonations are developed in this report. These models are incorporated into a computer program with the latest weapon and burn threshold data to calculate safe separation distances as a function of time for given sets of initial conditions. The results, which present safe separation envelopes with time as a parameter, are included in the appendices. Yield, altitude of detonation, visibility and day or night conditions are also parameters. Retinal burn predictions with this model compare favorably with the experimental results obtained during Operation Dominic.

Descriptors :   *FLASHBLINDNESS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, RETINA, VISION, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), BURNS(INJURIES)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE