Accession Number : AD0726544

Title :   Evaluation of Photochromic Goggle System for Nuclear Flash Protection.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 70-Mar 71,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Thursby,William R. , Jr. ; Richey,Everett O. ; Bartholomew,Roger V. ; Ebbers,Robert W.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The EG and G SY-116A photochromic goggle system was evaluated to delineate any problem areas associated with it before Category III testing. The following features are presented and discussed: (1) physical characteristics of the goggle, such as closure time and peak optical density; (2) effect of the goggle upon the basic visual functions, such as visual acuity and color vision; (3) aircrew ability to visually detect various targets through the goggle; (4) comparative flashblindness recovery times for both operative and inoperative goggle situations under day and night conditions, utilizing FOT simulator systems; and (5) protection afforded by the goggle from various nuclear environments in terms of safe separation distances. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EYEGLASSES, *PHOTOCHROMISM), (*PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, EYE), (*FLASHBLINDNESS, PROTECTION), VISION, VISUAL ACUITY, SAFETY, AVIATION PERSONNEL, EFFICIENCY, COLOR VISION

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE