Accession Number : AD0718639

Title :   The Use of High Intensity Xenon Lighting to Enhance U. S. Army Aircraft Day/Night Conspicuity,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Crosley, John K. ; McLean, William E. ; Tabak, Ronald G. ; Bailey, Robert W.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : In-flight studies were performed to compare the effectiveness of aircraft-mounted, high-intensity Xenon flashtube lights for increasing the conspicuity of small trainer helicopters during both daytime and nighttime flights. Twenty-eight subjects rated both lighted and non-lighted aircraft visibility as viewed from the ground and from air to air in differing flight modes. Data are presented to indicate the increase in aircraft conspicuity available through the application of this type of lighting. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AVIATION SAFETY, *XENON LAMPS, *HELICOPTERS, ARMY AIRCRAFT, NIGHT FLIGHT, TEST METHODS, STATISTICAL DATA, FLIGHT PATHS, SURFACE TO AIR, AIR TO AIR.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Safety Engineering
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE