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

PDF Url : AD0718639

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.

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

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE