Accession Number : AD0781471

Title :   An Experimental Study of Chromaticity Limits for Console Signal Lights in a Luminous Environment,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Hardesty,George K. C. ; Greenberg,Melvin ; Winterberg,Richard P.

Report Date : 26 NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The report presents the results of an initial effort to derive practical design and performance criteria for multicolor logic console signal lights such as now are used in many ships and weapons control systems. A group of 45 subjects participated in a psychophysical experiment designed to explore the effects of the luminous environment on luminous color discriminations. The chromaticities and luminances of the colors projected on the rear of a back-projection translucent screen were held under control at fixed values by spectrophotometered glass filters and calibrated light sources and apertures in a specially designed projection-viewing console. The projection-viewing console constituted a partial simulation of a MK 84 fire control supervisor's console of the 616 class FBM submarine. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Signal lights, *Chromaticity, *Visual perception, Consoles, Display systems, Illumination, Colors, Indicator lights, Human factors engineering, Performance(Human), Fire control systems, Submarines, Ballistic missile submarines

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE