Accession Number : AD0673118

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF A PAINT SCHEME FOR INCREASING HELICOPTER CONSPICUITY,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT FORT RUCKER ALA

Personal Author(s) : Bynum,James A. ; Bailey,Robert W. ; Crosley,John K. ; Nix,M. S. , Jr

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Six paint designs were applied to top surfaces of helicopter rotors to assess value as an aid to conspicuity. Stimuli were presented to 40 aviators by the method of pair comparisons in actual flight tests and rankings were obtained. Data analysis indicated as first choice a scheme incorporating gloss white, fluorescent red-orange, and black. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HELICOPTER ROTORS, *PAINTS), (*PAINTS, *VISUAL ACUITY), AVIATION SAFETY, COLOR VISION, PILOTS, FLUORESCENCE, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STATISTICAL TESTS, CLASSIFICATION

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE