Accession Number : AD0713488

Title :   ANTICOLLISION LIGHTS FOR THE SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT (SST),

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Gerathewohl,Siegfried J. ; Morris,Everett W. ; Sirkis,Joseph A.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : For visual detection at night, the aircraft must display conspicuous light signals to indicate its presence and course at sufficient distance and time remaining for the pilot to avoid a collision. Considerations about the usefulness of anticollision lights must include such factors as effective light intensity, color, flashing characteristics, field of coverage, and visual detection range as well as flying speed, airplane response, and the pilot's capability to avoid a collision. Results of simulator experiments indicate that the pilot can take evasive actions at relatively high closing speeds under daylight conditions, but no data are available about collision avoidance at night. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLASH LAMPS, *SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT), (*JET TRANSPORT PLANES, *AVIATION SAFETY), COMMERCIAL PLANES, NIGHT FLIGHT, INTENSITY, COLORS, VISIBILITY

Subject Categories : Civilian Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE